Chicago's oldest pet store is switching things up!
Sonja Raymond and her family have been the proprietors of Collar And Leash since 1956, but they have announced they will no longer be buying puppies from puppy mills.
“You know I had gone on the word of my distributers that I get my dogs from that ‘Oh yeah these people are reputable, I’ve known them for years.’ Within the past year I have found out they lied.”
But what are puppy mills really?
One source said:
“There are dogs that are basically pumping out litters of litters of litters of puppies until they basically die. It is pretty disgusting."
We are so glad that Chicago's most beloved pet store has caught up with the times.
Maybe this will prompt other stores to do the same!!!
[Image via Collar-And-Leash.]