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'Puppy Mill Project' Turns to Social Media to Spread Word on Orland Park Ban

The Puppy Mill Project is trying to spread the word to contact the Orland Park Public Safety Committee regarding the village's possible ban.

'Puppy Mill Project' Turns to Social Media to Spread Word on Orland Park Ban
Orland Park officials are considering a ban on the sale of animals originating in puppy mills, and a major opponent of the commercial breeders has taken to social media to inspire residents.

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. 

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