The City Council of San Diego unanimously passed a Companion Animal Protection Society's proposed ordinance ban of retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits
SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 10, 2013 – Yesterday, San Diego became the second largest city in the United States to ban the sale of companion animals. The decision mirrors other initiatives, spearheaded by Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) , in cities across the US and Canada.
The City Council of San Diego unanimously voted in favor of a CAPS' proposed ordinance prohibiting the sale of factory-bred dogs, cats and rabbits in retail stores within the city. The Office of the City Attorney worked closely with CAPS to draft this final proposal that will go into effect in 30 days. Over 30 cities across the country, a number of them in California (including West Hollywood, Glendale, Irvine, and Los Angeles), have passed similar legislation.
CAPS formally introduced the ordinance on March 13, but talks between the City of San Diego and the non-profit began back in June 2012. Other animal welfare organizations joined forces later on to assist in the effort. This will be CAPS' fifth successfully introduced and passed ordinance of its kind and the 32nd city in the US with anti-puppy mill legislation.
“We got the ordinance we wanted. Getting it passed has been hard work but when I come home and look in the eyes of my little puppy mill dog, it makes me happy to have participated in making the sale of puppy mill dogs illegal in my city,” said Sydney Cicourel, San Diego campaign coordinator for CAPS, who's been working on the ordinance for more than a year with the committee.
Publication/Event date: 2013-25-13
Publication name: Smithtown Patch
URL for more info: http://smithtown.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/pet-shop-back-on-track-with-state-inspectors
A new pet shop in the Smith Haven Mall has passed its recent state inspections after being cited in May for not logging veterinary care for several sick puppies in the shop.
Publication/Event date: 2013-06-23
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://tinyurl.com/mlgyy3x
Thank you everyone for your continued support to educate the public on The Puppy Mill Parlor! We could protest forever, but we could not do as much damage as Tammy Coglianese did to herself last night on the Lisle Patch. I tried to put some of her comments here, but they were so vulgar, the Patch rejected my posts. Here is the link:
I hope the Lisle City Council and The Chamber Of Commerce are proud to support the Puppy Mill Parlor and Tammy Coglianese. Wow, is all I can say. Please join us next Saturday at Noon to educate the public on this horrific pet store. If anyone has been sold a sick or dying dog, please visit www.caps-web.org and fill out a pet store complaint form. Thank you!
Publication/Event date: 2013-06-15
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://tinyurl.com/mdr6dd2
An Apology To The Dogs In The Back Room Of The Puppy Parlor:
We are sorry you were born to make a profit.
We are sorry you landed in the hands of a monster.
We are sorry you are being fed from hamster tubes.
We are sorry you don’t go for walks.
We are sorry you are in the dark alone for hours every day and every night.
Publication/Event date: 2013-06-12
Publication name: Pet Life Radio
URL for more info: http://www.petliferadio.com/awesomeadvocatesep11.html
Learn why that doggy in the window costs much more than most of the public realize. Meet Deborah Howard, Companion Animal Protection Society founder and president. Learn about why Howard was horrified when she learned what was behind the doggy in the window, and why she organized CAPS.
Schedule for this week:
Dogs 101 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mon. to Fri.
Animal Cops 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Mon. to Fri.
Pitbulls and Paroles 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mon. to Fri.
Must Love Cats 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Saturday
Bad Dog 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday
Dogs 101/Bad Dog! 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sunday
Glory Hounds 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday
Too Cute! 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday
My Cat From Hell 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday
Americas Cutest Pet 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday
Publication/Event date: 2013-06-03
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/puppy-parlor-protest
Thank you to all the people who educated the public on Puppy Mill Parlor this Saturday! One potential customer went to West Suburban Humane Society, and two people stopped to tell us their stories of the dogs they bought from Tammy Coglianese. No papers were given to both of these people, so they had no idea where their dogs came from. If you have been sold a sick or dying dog from this store, please visit www.caps-web.org and fill out a Pet Store Complaint Form. The picture of the sign is a Petco sign they most likely got from a dumpster. Join us this Saturday from Noon till 2:00 in a peaceful protest to stop puppy mills. We have plenty of signs and brochures. Thank you!
About 15,000 people attend every year for the various vendors, entertainment, and food.
CAPS NY Director Barbara Dennihy took a booth for the second year in a row to educate consumers about pet shops and puppy mills.
There was lots of interest this year. The huge "Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills" banner had people stopping by all day to ask about the campaign and our work.
Dennihy also spoke about New York State Senate Bill S3753 and how New Yorkers can help get it passed. Passage of this bill will allow local municipalities to regulate pet dealers in NY state communities.
Thank you Barbara for your hard work and dedication!
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Publication/Event date: 2013-06-01
Publication name: Patriot Ledger
URL for more info: http://www.patriotledger.com/features/x83403367/Cohasset-nonprofit-is-top-dog-in-fight-against-puppy-mills#axzz2UzhzA7LQ
COHASSET —Twenty-five years ago, Deborah Howard knew next to nothing about puppy mills. Now she’s a leading crusader against the puppy-mill industry.
Publication/Event date: 2013-05-31
Publication name: Dog Talk®
URL for more info: http://www.traciehotchner.com/dt/podcasts/Dog_Talk_05_31_13.mp3
Announcing This Week's Dog Talk® (and Kitties, too!)
Now Ready For Your Listening Pleasure!
May 31, 2013
Deborah Howard talks about CAPS — the Companion Animal Protection Society — and their extraordinary work as watchdogs of puppy mills and their undercover videotaping of atrocities that have shut down some of the worst offenders; Dr. Teri Meekins is one of the original founders of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and her tireless work there — and in the surrounding community, including the Shinnecock Indian reservation — has gained her the award of Best Veterinarian on Long Island, that will be bestowed by The Pet Philanthropy Circle on June 29 at their yearly ceremony on the East End of Long Island; Tracie talks with David from Halo about the cool City Tails NYC Pop-Up store at the corner of 47th and Lexington where Tracie's live shows on the Radio Pet Lady Network will be simul-broadcast into the shop at 8 PM weekdays.
Click HERE to listen