IMG 4411How You Can Help

Write your senator or representative and ask him or her to address the USDA's failure to enforce the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

www.house.gov
www.senate.gov

If your senators or representative are on agriculture committees, ask them to call for oversight hearings on APHIS/Animal Care's failure to enforce the AWA.

www.agriculture.senate.gov/sen.htm
http://agriculture.house.gov/inside/members.html

Distribute CAPS' pet shop fact sheet ("Why You Shouldn't Buy That Puppy in the Window") which is available on our website or from CAPS.

Ask local and national media to do stories on pet shops and commercial dog breeding/brokering facilities.

If you currently work for a pet shop or puppy mill and would like to provide information about conditions, contact CAPS. All information is confidential.

Adopt a companion animal. Every year, animal shelters destroy millions of dogs - including purebreds and puppies - and cats. PLEASE adopt a companion animal from your local shelter, humane society, rescue organization (some specialize in a particular breed) or veterinarian. In addition, many pet supply stores, such as Petsmart or Petco, sponsor adoption days.

You can also find animals to adopt at these websites:

www.petfinder.com
www.pet-ark.com
www.pets911.com

Guidestar

Bea's Beat

Blog with CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice, a puppy mill survivor and vegan advocate.

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Deborah Howard

Deborah Howard

Learn more about Deborah Howard, president and founder of Companion Animal Protection Society.

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CAPS Blog

Read about issues affecting companion animals, especially those suffering in pet shops and puppy mills.

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Contact Us

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Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
759 CJC Hwy., #332
Cohasset, MA 02025
p: 339-309-0272

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Class Action Lawsuits

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If you purchased a sick or dying puppy from Barkworks or Happiness is Pets, you may be able to join consumer class action lawsuits. The first step is to fill out the CAPS complaint form.

Read more about Happiness is Pets or Barkworks.

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