Following a series of peaceful protests that began last Friday, Aug. 23, and lasted through Sunday, Puppies Direct in McKinney has closed its doors after being open for just one week.
Puppies Direct, a storefront selling dogs that are bred for profit, experienced a flood of opposition when citizens began to protest the process of “shopping” for pets rather than adopting.
“We’re out here peacefully…we just want to make people aware” said Lisa Clark, who was part of the demonstration. “There are millions of dogs out there that need to be adopted.”
The store, originally located at 1504B West University Drive, can now be seen with a “For Lease” sign covering what used to be the company name and logo. After the company removed its Facebook page on Aug. 23, TSB staff went to speak to the owners who chose not to comment at the time.
The group of citizens protesting are now turning their attention to a larger goal of banning the sale of puppies in McKinney. The group plans on protesting the sale of pets at McKinney’s Third Monday Trade Days on the weekend of Sept. 14.