The Puppy Mill Project, which played a large part in Cook County's passing of a similar ban, is invoking Orland Park residents to speak up to the Orland Park Public Safety Committee. The group urges residents to contact the committee by May 18.
Last month, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the Cook County Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance, a proposal led by Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey and The Puppy Mill Project, joining the City of Chicago ordinance already in place.
The ordinance limits the retail sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits in Cook County pet stores to animals sourced from shelters, humane adoption centers and small scale breeders. The new law will take effect on October 1, 2014.
As a home rule community, Orland Park has the option of tailoring its own regulations.
The committee met April 21 to take a first look at a similar ban within village limits.