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Suffolk County Legislature approved an amendment that will require more disclosure from pet stores and prohibit the sale of animals from proven puppy mills.

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Albany, N.Y. – On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed A.740-A/S.3753-A or the “puppy mill bill” into law. The new legislation, which the New York State legislature passed last summer, will allow local governments, like New York City, to enact stricter laws … Continue reading

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Cute puppies are in high demand during the holidays. During a time when everyone is searching for the perfect gift, people often forget that the cute Labrador with a giant red bow is NOT a toy but a living and … Continue reading

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Costumes, pumpkins, horror movies, and candy! What’s not to love about Halloween? Although you might have your perfect night planned out, your dog (or cat) might not be too excited about this day’s spooky happenings. Being safe doesn’t mean you’ll … Continue reading

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Dianne Arp is an animal lover by nature. When she’s not helping companion animals as a licensed veterinary technician and volunteering at the labrador rescue group Great Lakes Lab Rescue, she’s educating the public about the pet shop – puppy … Continue reading

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It’s summer, the perfect time of the year to enjoy the big, grandiose outdoors with your four-legged best friend. After a long week of work and routine, you decide to take Fido to play fetch at the park (the one … Continue reading

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As her loyal fans know, CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice has had difficulty seeing over the last few years. So, when she heard that the chance to educate others about dogs with vision problems was available, she asked her CAPS family to … Continue reading

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Meet Oliver, the newest addition to the Howard household. The two-year-old cattle mix joined CAPS President Deborah Howard, his canine siblings Spencer, Wylie, and CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice, and his feline siblings Jack and Miles on April 13. His story begins, … Continue reading

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Today we celebrate Earth Day, 24 hours out of an entire year dedicated to that beautiful planet we call home. We all know by now that our decisions play a key role on the environment’s health. If you changed your … Continue reading

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Carmen, the CAPS canine columnist (Ask Carmen), was rescued off the streets of Puerto Rico by CAPS in 1996.  She had severe mange and was underweight. Deborah Howard’s then husband, Tom, photographed her during a trip and several months later, … Continue reading

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