Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A dozen Chicago-area pet stores were listed in an undercover investigation released Tuseday by the Puppy Mill Campaign for the Humane Society of the United States.
A dozen Chicago-area pet stores—including locations in Lisle, Downers Grove and Aurora—have been listed in a puppy mill investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society said Tuesday that undercover investigators visited 12 stores over a three-day period in October, and found many are linked to inhumane commercial breeders known as puppy mills. During the visits, employees at the stores denied selling animals from puppy mills, but documents showed otherwise, according to the Humane Society. Investigators also discovered that eight of the 12 stores were in violation of Illinois' pet shop disclosure law, which requires stores to post visible information about the animals and their breeders, the Humane …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States said anyone who recently purchased a puppy that appears ill should check for distemper.
The Humane Society of the United States said it confirmed that two puppies recently purchased from a pet store with locations in Naperville and Downers Grove were diagnosed with distemper. One of the puppies died. Happiness is Pets sold the puppies in December and early January, according to a news release from the Humane Society. “Canine distemper is potentially deadly and is highly contagious to other dogs,” HSUS Illinois State Director Kristen Strawbridge said in a news release. “We need to get the word out to the pet-loving public who may be inadvertently exposing their pets to this virus by coming in contact with one of these puppies at a dog park or handling or buying a puppy from the Happiness is Pets Naperville or Downers Grove …
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Enzo, a 6.5-year-old male cat, is looking for a home.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Welcome to Adopt Me! It's our new weekly column, which will feature an animal available for adoption in the area. Lisle doesn't have its own animal shelter or humane society, so will will draw on nearby sites and online options. This week we're featuring Enzo, a 6.5-year-old male cat with white and black fur. Check out his listing on the West Suburban Humane Society's Web site here. Enzo is good with kids and other cats, but he's not a big fan of dogs. He has excellent litter box habits. He's also very food motivated and loves to eat. If you are interested in adopting Enzo, you can contact the West Suburban Humane Society at 630-960-9600 or www.WSHS-DG.org. The humane society is at 1901 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove.