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DuPage County Puppy Mill Workshop
DuPage County Adminstrative Building Auditorium
Wheaton, IL
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Sunday, June 30th
10am - 2pm

Marc Ayers - Illinois State Director, Humane Society of the United States
Robert Berlin - DuPage County States Attorney
Mindi Callison - Founder, Bailing Out Benji
Gail Diedrichsen - Volunteer Editor, The Collie Nose
Mary Edwards - Formerly of West Suburban Humane Society
Carrie Frost - Humane Educator, Anderson Animal Shelter
Greg Gordon - Owner/Proprietor, Dog Patch Pet & Feed
Peggy Grandahl - Director, Paws Crossed Rescue Resource & Representative, Safe Pets for Joliet
Dr. Barbara Hanek, DVM - Administrator Veterinarian, DuPage County Animal Services
Lorianne Kloss - Boulder Terrace Animal Hospital
Brian Krajewski - Member, DuPage County Board and Chair, DuPage County Animal Services Committee
Cari Meyers - Founder, The Puppy Mill Project
Bryan and Lorae Mundt - Pet Owner Testimony
Elizebeth Shaeffer - Pet Owner Testimony
Kerin Smith - Go Humane Naperville
Misty - Pet Owner Testimony


The Problem With Commercial Breeding
- What is a puppy mill?
- The puppy mill pipeline
- The link between Iowa mills and Illinois pet stores
- Kitten mills
- Myth vs. Fact
- The impact of commercial breeding on rabbits
- Humane pet stores
- An alternative humane model
- Pet store conditions
- The difference between preservationist breeders and pet stores
- Overview of IL state law and local ordinances
- How to pass a local ordinance
- Pet store lobbying tactics

Taking Action:
- Home rule and the power of municipalities
- How to communicate effectively with legislators
- FOIAs and investigating

Change Is Possible:
- How The Puppy Mill Project started
- How the Chicago/Cook County ordinance was passed
- The power of grassroots
- How individuals can help
- A Tale of Two Cities: Joliet and Crest Hill
- Social media pros and cons
- Pet owner testimonials
And more!

You've heard the phrases often (and might have even said them yourself): Why are puppy mills legal? What can we do to stop them? How can I make a difference?

Here's your chance to learn more about how you can make an impact in DuPage County and throughout other areas of Illinois at the DuPage County Puppy Mill Workshop.

Hosted by DuPage County Animal Services and The Humane Society of the United States, this event will cover key topics such as passing local, state, and county laws, building coalitions, and representing the issue effectively in front of the media and general public.

Learn from those who have successfully inspired their local cities and towns to pass humane ordinance banning the retail sale of commercially bred animals from puppy mills, kitten mills and other like facilities.  

Together we can take a stand against puppy mills and make Illinois a more humane state!

Learn more about DuPage County's commitment to ending the retail sale of commercially bred pets:  https://www.dupageco.org/animalservices/legislation/

Learn more about HSUS's fight against puppy mills: https://www.humanesociety.org/all-our-fights/stopping-puppy-mills

Learn more about DCAS at: https://www.dupageco.org/AnimalServices/
Sunday Jun 30, 2019 10:00 AM - Sunday Jun 30, 2019 2:00 PM | Free


DuPage County Adminstrative Building Auditorium (View)
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
United States


Education > Workshops
Other > Pets & Animals

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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