Protest Petland’s puppy mill practices

The Human Society, after an 8 month investigation, found that Petland stores treated the thousands of puppies it sold every year as a “cash crop” rather than as pets.   Puppies were crammed into filthy cages, smelling of urine subject to inadequate care and socialization.  I’ve been posting about litigation related to Petland’s practices here and here.

There is a planned protest on January 10th at selected Petland stores to raise awareness of these practices.  Here are some of the locations for the protest: Posted courtesy of stoppuppymills.org.

 

California

Petland Roseville (Sacramento)

9400 Fairway Dr. 

Roseville, CA 95678

Local organizer Jennifer Fearing: jfearing@hsus.org 

*Please bring us donations of blankets and towels to be donated to local shelters.

 

Florida

Petland Altamonte Springs (Orlando)

924 W. State Road 436

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Local organizer Carla Wilson: ArffCentralFl@arff.org

 

Petland Sarasota

5380 Fruitville Rd.

Sarasota, FL 34232

Local organizer Karen Ankerstar: ankerstar@comcast.net

 

Petland Lutz (Tampa)

17657 N Dale Mabry Hwy

Lutz, FL 33548

Local organizer Laura Bevan: lbevan@hsus.org

 

Illinois

Petland Naperville (Chicago)

720 SR 59 

Naperville, IL 60540

Local organizer Jordan Matyas: jmatyas@hsus.org

 

Petland Wheaton (Chicago)

80 Danada Square West

Wheaton, IL 60187

Local organizer Ellen Holekamp: ekholekamp@yahoo.com

 

Michigan

Petland Sterling Heights (Detroit)

44705 Mound Road 

Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Local organizer Tanya Irwin: tanyairwin123@gmail.com

 

Minnesota

Petland St. Paul

2123 Hudson Rd.

St. Paul, MN 55119

Local organizer Jill Fritz: jfritz@hsus.org

 

Nevada

Petland Las Vegas

8800 W. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89117

Local organizer Nancy Salazar: animalrightsnevada@yahoo.com

 

New York

Petland Cicero (Syracuse) Note: rally 1-2:30 p.m.

5701 East Circle Drive

Cicero, NY 13039

Local organizer Amber Coon: info@syracuseanimalrights.com

 

Ohio

Petland Lewis Center (Columbus)

86 Meadow Park Ave.

Lewis Center, OH 43035

Local organizer Lauren Schnieders: lschnieders@hsus.org

 

Pennsylvania

Petland Pittsburgh

6401 Penn Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Local organizer Sarah Speed: sspeed@hsus.org

 

Texas

Petland Austin

9900 South IH-35, Bldg. W

Austin, TX 78748

Local organizer Jeanne O’Neil: boycottpetland@sbcglobal.net  

Directions: Petland is in the Southpark Meadows shopping center in far south Austin. We’ll be along the frontage road of IH35, just south of Slaughter Lane and near the Chili’s restaurant. Plenty of parking is available in the shopping center parking lot.

 

Petland Plano

340 Coit Road

Plano, TX 75075

Local organizer John Pippin: jjpippin@sbcglobal.net

 

Virginia

Petland Fairfax

9404-A Main St.

Fairfax, VA 22031

Local organizer Beau Archer: stop-puppy-mills@hsus.org 

*Please bring us donations of blankets and towels to be donated to local shelters.

 

Wisconsin

Petland Racine

2310 S. Green Bay Rd.

Racine, WI 53406

Local organizer Alyson Bodai: abodai@hsus.org

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8 Responses to “Protest Petland’s puppy mill practices”

  1. Ally Says:

    Take another look at the HSUS “investigation.” The video it distributed with all the sick puppies and dirty kennels? Those place were not even related to Petland, yet the HSUS mislead everyone into believing they were.

    And when Petland asked for the names of the breeders and the locations of the sick puppies so it could do something to help, the HSUS refused to give Petland that information.

    HSUS is a fundraising machine and doesn’t do much to actually support animals. It continues to raise money, but does anyone ever see a benefit from it?

    No. But Petland is part of the solution. It wants to STOP substandard breeders and puppy mills as well. Don’t protest Petland. Join Petland in their fight.

    Petland already does so much to help animals. It’s spay/neuter and Adopt-A-Pet programs are only a few examples. Learn more about Petland before jumping on the bandwagon like everyone else that they sell sick puppies.

  2. melissa Says:

    People should not open their mouths if they do not truly know what is going on. Petland is a dirty, filthy disgrace. I know a vet tech who has helped many animals from Petland be put to sleep due to poor care and bad breeding. The Dallas area vets call it “Parvo land” !Get a clue and do your own investigating. Thank people like the protestors and HSUS. Learn to live cruelty free and support the animals !

  3. Randy Wilson Says:

    Why is it that this story, the stories you hear about Melissa, the protesters lining up in front of Petland entrances across the country, doesn’t get media coverage? Sad.

  4. claire Says:

    Randy,
    We have gotten press coverage, locally (WFAA/DFW) and nationally – do a little reasearch. Why don’t you dig your head out of the sand or any other orifice it may be stuck in and get a clue! Guessing you may own a franchise – what’s your motivation?

    • Randy Wilson Says:

      What’s your motivation? Mine is that I trust a nonprofit organization concerned with animals more than a trust a private corporation making money off of selling animals and turning a blind eye to documented abuses.

  5. claire Says:

    Didn’t you say

    “I have simple question: what is HSUS motivation for slamming Petland unfairly?”

    What is the Nonprofit you are speaking of? Are you FOR or AGAINST Petland selling puppies that have been documented to come from Puppy Mills. You can’t deny video!
    While I’m no fan on the HSUS (after negotiation talks with Michael Vick) you can’t deny video of trucks from the “Christian” Hunte Company dropping puppies off at the stores. IT’S ON THE WEB, CHECK IT OUT! Do you think some genius did the whole thing with CG?

  6. Me Says:

    Have you ever looked inside one of those trucks? Those dogs had food, water, air conditioning, monitoring, everything they needed! What do you expect them to be carried in, a plush crib? And they were ALL checked by vets 3 times before even being delivered to the stores, and weekly, even sometimes daily (if needed) afterwards. Employees even drove the animals over in their own cars. I think the problem might be that everyone who is slamming the chain here is generalizing. Yes, I’m sure there have to be some bad stores. No one’s going to have 100%. There are bad owners who have crappy stores. But do not generalize. Some of these Petland stores were super, super caring. They did volunteer work, housed kittens, dogs, and any animals people brought off the street, or animals they couldn’t keep, and placed them out. Animals were closely monitored, weighed daily, all had blankets and playmates and were promptly cleaned.
    So before you slam all the stores, please check that you’re not hurting the good ones with your insults and comments.

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