Exposed in the Media

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Recent media interviews have put The Family Puppy in the community spotlight since the opening of their newest location at the Genesee Valley Mall in Flint. In 2012, our Elkhart Kennel Study put their breeders under heatlamps.

06/2/12 Michigan Department of Agriculture says it's investigating complaints against Family Puppy pet store (The Flint Journal)

3/9/12 Conversation covers land use issues, animal welfare (Elkhart Truth)

3/8/12 Commercial dog breeders from Amish community speak out at Elkhart County Plan Commission (WNDU Ch16)

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3/4/12 Questions surface about local inspections for dog breeders (Elkhart Truth)

2/16/12 Elkhart County dog breeder: 'We are not a puppy mill'

2/16/12 Elkhart County dog breeder: 'We are not a puppy mill' (WSBT 22)

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2/17/12 Nappanee dog breeder denied business expansion (eTruth)

2/16/12 Breeder faces opposition when he asks to have more dogs (Radiomichiana)

2/16/12 Puppy Mill Awareness YouTube (WSBT 22 Back up Video)

4/30/11 Mid-Michigan Pets (WILS Radio)

4/27/11 Puppies Treated Like Products, Not Family, at The Family Puppy Stores

4/7/11 Organization again protests pet store

2/10/11 Group releases study of puppy-selling pet stores

12/2/10 Puppy Mill Awareness plans rallies

12/4/10 Animal rights advocates protest Family Puppy in Genesee Valley Center

10/31/10 Dog advocate group keeps pressure on pet stores (Channel 12)

9/23/10 Advocates rally against The Family Puppy

9/19/10 Standing up for Puppies
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9/18/10 Puppy mill protestors picket pet store (Channel 25)

9/16/10 Rally against The Family Puppy set for Saturday

9/16/10 Fight over Family Puppy store is flaring up again at Genesee Valley

2/26 The Flint Journal ran over 8 articles related to puppy mills.

3) 2/18 New demand for Genesee Valley pet store: Don't sell puppies from breeders
4) 2/15 New Genesee Valley pet store divides readers
6) 2/14 Genesee Valley pet store targeted for closing by animal groups, online petition

Metro stores sell stock from breeders cited for violations

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12/31/09 There are 2 videos: Indiana’s Puppy Pipeline.

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