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Rescued Animals Replace Breeders' Wares at Alsip Home & Nursery

Ribbon cutting marks official debut of new operation in Frankfort. Watch the video.

Dedication of new pet rescue adoption center at Alsip Home & Nursery.
Dedication of new pet rescue adoption center at Alsip Home & Nursery.

Hundreds of people turned out for the formal dedication of Alsip Home & Nursery's new Pet Rescue Center on Sunday, Feb. 23. Several pet rescue and adoption groups were in attendance and will appear regularly at the Frankfort store.

Learn more about the story behind the pet center's conversion to rescued animals in this Patch story, New Alsip Nursery CEO: 'I Just Want to Save as Many Animals as Possible'

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David Boettcher February 24, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Alsip Nursery made a wonderful change. I hope many pets will be saved by this excellent decision.
Verona M. Sawyer February 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM
The sound quality was poor. Very difficult to understand what was being said.
Sharon Grod February 24, 2014 at 12:41 PM
So happy to hear they stopped puppy milling! Thank you for giving these animals a chance.
Michelle Gannon-Maus February 24, 2014 at 02:49 PM
Great end to a long sad story.. Love Dr Coyne!!! Would love for the owners of Happiness is Pets to follow suit!!
Marcia February 24, 2014 at 10:34 PM
This is a great first step! I hope this is a success, that many dogs and cats will be rescued and adopted to happy homes.
P February 25, 2014 at 11:07 AM
It's a real shame they are still selling other milled animals though.
SouthSide February 25, 2014 at 01:30 PM
"P," what animals are they still selling? I was a the ribbon cutting event and I did not see other animals. I only saw dogs and a cat or two... and fish... but I didn't see rabbits or hamsters or birds... Did I overlook them? I certainly hope they stop selling other milled critters.
P February 25, 2014 at 01:35 PM
An employee at the Frankfort one said they will still be selling gerbils/hamsters/rabbits, etc. If they are stopping that as well then I retract my statement and tip my hat to Alsip.
Pat Cannon February 25, 2014 at 05:38 PM
post a story about an animal , and watch the comments roll in...post a story about something along the lines of how our government is now controlled by wall street and global banks , no longer "We The People " and they do it ALL on your dime.. you get crickets!! or 2 guys, one Left n one Right talking trash about how great there side is, our Government love those 2 Idiots, keep it up, just don't wake up..
Ed February 25, 2014 at 09:19 PM
^^ Pat Cannon++ . I couldn't have said it better myself.
P February 27, 2014 at 05:15 PM
I found out the answer, they are still selling birds, reptiles, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, etc. This is really unfortunate to hear, especially since Alsip is touting the word "rescue" everywhere. So they still don't give a shite about animals or "saving" them, this is just a way to attempt to get back some of the people who refused to shop there because of the puppy mills. They're still selling milled animals who live though neglectful conditions, only to be sold at impulse for 8 year-old Bobby who wants a rabbit, but stops caring for it after 3 months and the parents throw it outside to die because the rabbit is spraying everything and they don't want to care for it either.

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