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20 01, 2017

The Facts—and State Inspection Reports—Behind Today’s Diana’s Grove Dog Rescue Story

By |January 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today, multiple media outlets in St. Louis, including the Post-Dispatch, reported that the Chesterfield Mall had canceled its agreement with a rescue group that was scheduled to open a new adoption center there this Saturday. More than 100 comments from dog lovers in the community were posted inside of about seven hours, expressing, mostly, confusion. [...]

27 12, 2016

DogMerchants.com Blog Post is a Finalist for DWAA Best Article of the Year

By |December 27th, 2016|The Dog Merchants website|0 Comments

I'm honored to share the news that the Dog Writers Association of America has announced its finalists for Best Article or Blog. My article posted on this website, "Hydra: New Jersey's Just Pups and the Puppy Mill Monster," has been named one of four finalists for the award. Congratulations also go out to the three [...]

21 11, 2016

Washington Post Op-Ed: How Our Political Vitriol is Hurting Our Dogs

By |November 21st, 2016|Recommended Reading/Viewing|0 Comments

The Washington Post just published my latest story about dogs, which I originally pitched with the title "Party Animals." It's about how our current level of political vitriol in the United States is keeping dogs in conditions that many of us agree are unacceptable. I hope you'll take the time to read it, whether you [...]

1 09, 2016

‘The Dog Merchants’ Book Inspires Colorado Legislation

By |September 1st, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Late last night, I learned from Google that my book has inspired legislation in Aurora, Colorado. I found out when I read this story in the Aurora Sentinel, which reported that the councilman who introduced the legislation "said he was inspired to do something locally after reading Kim Kavin’s book The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business [...]

6 08, 2016

Hydra: New Jersey’s Just Pups and the ‘Puppy Mill Monster’

By |August 6th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Well-intentioned officials in my home state of New Jersey are combining forces to exile Vincent LoSacco and his Just Pups stores, where, among other things, 67 puppies and dogs were left outside in a 38-degree van earlier this year. First came hundreds of animal cruelty charges, followed by the closing of Just Pups [...]

7 06, 2016

‘The Dog Merchants’ Op-Ed Inspires Amendments to ‘Pet Store Puppy Mill Legislation

By |June 7th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

My publisher, Pegasus Books, just sent out the press release below. I'm thrilled to see "The Dog Merchants" and my other writing based on the book's research having such an impact, just a month after the book's publication date. “THE DOG MERCHANTS” OP-ED INSPIRES AMENDMENTS TO “PET STORE PUPPY MILL” LEGISLATION  The bill’s sponsoring senator now seeks [...]