Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bye Bye Petland

As of November 2010, there are 100 remaining Petland stores in 23 states. At least two stores do not sell dogs and cats. The number of stores has declined every year since 2007 and hasn't been this low since 2003. In 2010 the number of states with Petland stores has decreased to just 23, and 14 of those states have just one or two stores.

Ohio = 20
Florida = 16
Texas = 11
Illinois = 11
Georgia = 6
Pennsylvania = 5
Kansas = 4
Missouri = 4
Indiana = 3
6 states = 2 each (NV, MN, VA, WV, NY, WI)
8 states = 1 each (NE, IA, LA, MS, AL, NC, KY, MI)

Holiday Rally Recap

Did everyone have a nice Christmas? Or are you glad it is over? I just wanted to thank everyone for braving the weather and raising hell at the malls this year. I love campaigning in Macomb – our Eastsiders are great! I think everyone would agree we are receiving A LOT of support from the public.

From Thanksgiving to the New Year (six weeks) we….

had 28 members participate in pet store protests
protested 4 pet stores (Petland, The Family Puppy, Greenwood and Paws N Claws)
were out in the cold for 100 hours!
held 37 rallies in four cities (Flint, Novi, Eastpointe and Warren)

We now have three active boycott campaigns: Petland, The Family Puppy and now Paws N Claws. I am sure one of these stores is near you!

Check out our calendar for the next series of rallies. Paws N Claws (Jan – TBD), Petland Novi (Spring) and The Family Puppy (Spring).