Monday, February 25, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
With the bad weather heading our way please keep your furry friends in mind. Bring your pets inside the house or garage. If this is not possible be sure that they have very protective shelter(plastic dog crates are not acceptable for outside protection due to the slits) and use straw instead of blankets. Blankets will freeze once they become wet, but straw will not freeze and helps keep your pet warm. Provide food and unfrozen water to your pets. Any owner who neglects to provide the above for their pets can be cited by the city, and please don't hesitate to call Animal Control(785-537-2112) to report a pet in distress as it can be life threatening. Also remember your pets can get frostbite so keep outside excursions to short and sweet. Be safe, be courteous, be smart with yourselves and furry community members.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tell Citipups to STOP selling puppies
To: Citipups, Mayor Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Council Members
We encourage your store to stop buying from puppy millers and brokers and to convert to an adoption or rescue-centric storefront. This business model has been successfully implemented nationally by many former puppy store operations. You can still run a successful business selling dog food,...…
To encourage Citipups and all pet stores to convert to an adoption based model while still being able to run a profitable business selling animal toys, foods and other related products.
Citipups is a puppystore/petstore in the heart of the Chelsea area of Manhattan. The store has been linked to buying from some of the worse puppy millers in the U.S. by an undercover Humane Society report.
According to the 2011 Humane Society investigation: "gave breeder names and falsely stated that puppy miller/broker Sandra Blake has "wide-open spaces" for her dogs. Linked to puppy sources with problematic USDA reports, including Ruth Zuspann's Kennel in MO (See HSUS'S Dirty Dozen report update)."
You'll find two videos of the conditions and so called "wide-open spaces" of the kennels below:
Sandra (Sandy) Blakes Sanjon Kennel
The cited Humane Society investigation:www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/pets/puppy_mills/new_york_pet_stores.pdf
Here is Citipups website: http://citipups.com/
This store is protested twice weekly by dedicated community based animal rights activists every Wednesday and Saturday. If you are in the NYC area and would like to get involved with our puppy mill and pet store awareness campaign please reach out to us on our meetup and facebook pages, which are listed below:
When Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise were out puppy shopping at Citipups, we were right out front to greet them with a loud protest:https://www.facebook.com/PuppyMillFreeNYC/posts/367906953279809
If you want to donate and help support our protests and awareness campaigns, you can do so here: http://puppymillfreenyc.chipin.com/new-york-fund-for-puppy-mill-education-and-rescue
The stores owners and managers have used dirty tactics against demonstrators by leading a campaign of misinformation, harassment and intimidation. Some examples of this are as follows:
1) The store tapes up signs as soon as we arrive for our bi-weekly demonstration stating they don't support puppy mills and to come in and "judge for yourself."
2) The store engages in taunting protesters by name calling and piling trash in front of us.
3) The owner of the store, relatives of the staff and employees have engaged in physically threatening protesters while being video taped.
4) They have hired/called upon a so called "rescue organization" (1 person) who sits in front of their store 3 days a week for a half day to adopt her rescued pets. This is an obvious political ploy to whitewash the nasty record and dealings associated with this company. This rescuer also has no direct knowledge of what exactly a puppy mill is and why pet stores that sell from these operations are an utter disgrace. She has come to the defense of this store because of it's "clean" conditions.
Citipups can be reached here: firstname.lastname@example.org