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Complaint Urges Illinois Department of Agriculture to Enforce Laws Against Storefronts Sourcing Dogs from Puppy Mills

Four stores are operating as pet shops without a valid license, and all six licensees are violating the Illinois Animal Welfare Act.
June 12, 2024 Companion Animals

Animal cruelty does not occur in a vacuum, and the failure to fully examine its origins would likely lead to future criminal acts and the continued cycle of abuse and violence.”

Hon. H. Lee Chitwood, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Pulaski, VA

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