Do you want a PUPPY STORE in Old City?
To all my amazing, loyal, supportive customers and neighbors-
There is a proposal for construction of a new building at the Southwest corner of 3rd and Arch (across 3rd street from Starbucks, you might know it as "Bird Park"). The building will house a large retail space on the ground floor, and currently the plans are for "retail sales of pets and pet supplies".
In a city that has come so far in its animal welfare efforts yet still euthanizes more than 12,000 dogs and cats a year at its animal control shelter, it is unthinkable that any neighborhood would embrace a business that promotes the production of more animals and supports Pennsylvania’s notorious puppy mill industry.
I'm asking for your help - as an animal activist, as a small business owner just trying to survive, as a neighbor and as a friend. There is a Community Meeting today (3/19/2014) at the Old City District Office (231 Market St) at 5:00pm. I realize it's short notice, but I'm asking you to come and help me oppose this project. I’m hoping we can nip this misguided idea in the bud.
(owner/operator of BONeJOUR)