Cari Meyers can remember the exact moment when The Puppy Mill Project was born. It was a September afternoon in 2009. She had just left a board meeting of a large, nonprofit animal rescue in Chicago. Even with all of the good that rescues were accomplishing, she realized that nobody was talking about puppy mills. She had been researching puppy mills, and as she looked at Chicago’s euthanasia rates and the sales figures from pet stores, she realized that she had to take action. She started her path to change the only way that she knew how – through an old-fashioned grassroots effort. This organization has now become Cari Meyers’ dream, passion, and life’s work. Since 2009, The Puppy Mill Project has worked tirelessly to educate the public about puppy mills, increase consumer knowledge and awareness, and effect changes in legislation related to the puppy mill and pet store industry.