Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:48

Pet Store Ban Passed in San Diego

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-10
Publication name: NBC San Diego
URL for more info: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Pet-Store-Ban-Passed-in-San-Diego-214839401.html#ixzz2YeODxI3p
Summary: San Diego City Council voted unanimously to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores throughout the city on Tuesday.

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Published in CAPS News

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.

Tuesday's City Council Docket

CAPS Ordinances Page

CAPS Proposed Ordinance

San Diego Puppy

Contact CAPS for more information about the ordinance, investigations into San Diego area pet shops, or CAPS ongoing national awareness campaign (Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Monday, 24 June 2013 11:00

Protest Puppy Mill Parlor

Publication/Event date: 2013-06-23
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://tinyurl.com/mlgyy3x
Summary:
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:
 
http://lisle.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/protest-puppy-parlor-in-lisle?ncid=newsltuspatc00000010
 
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!

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Sunday, 16 June 2013 11:14

Protest Puppy Parlor In Lisle

Publication/Event date: 2013-06-15
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://tinyurl.com/mdr6dd2
Summary:
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.

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Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:39

Wags 4 Hope and CAPS on Pet Life Radio

Publication/Event date: 2013-06-12
Publication name: Pet Life Radio
URL for more info: http://www.petliferadio.com/awesomeadvocatesep11.html
Summary:
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.

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Monday, 03 June 2013 15:51

Puppy Parlor Protest

Publication/Event date: 2013-06-03
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/puppy-parlor-protest
Summary:
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!

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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
Summary:
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.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-26
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/an--protest-the-puppy-mill-parlor-in-lisle
Summary:
Thank you to everyone who tried to protest the Puppy Mill Parlor today! We weren't there for 15 minutes and this wonderful place of legitimate business called the police on us, after yelling at me, "I'm going to kick your a** from here to...." don't know, didn't hear the rest. They then took all their garage sale? merchandise and left. Please join us next Saturday from Noon till 2:00 to educate the public on the fraud that is going on in this store. If you have been sold a sick or dying dog, please visit www.caps-web.org and fill out a pet store complaint form. Thank you!

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CAPS' very own Ida McCarthy (CAPS Chicago Campaign Coordinator) was on Broken Breeds radio show last Friday (May 24th).
Click on the link to play the interview!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/brokenbreeds/2013/05/24/advocates-protest/scrub/709

 

Publication/Event date: 2013-05-24
Publication name: Broken Breeds
URL for more info: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/brokenbreeds/2013/05/24/advocates-protest/scrub/709
Summary: 
In the second part of our Advocacy show, we are looking at the protest outside Puppy Parlor in Lisle, Illinois.
We will be speaking to the lady who started the protests (CAPS Chicago Campaign Coordinator Ida McCarthy), which take place every Saturday from 12pm-2pm.
How did she find out about this place which ranks number two on the HSUS top 100? What made her want to get out there and raise awareness?
Even though the neighbours are against it, why haven't they done anything about it? How can they stand the smell of decaying flesh come from the back of the store?
Listeners are welcome to call our show and ask questions of their own, or tell us about puppy mills they are aware of, or of anything they are doing to help shut down puppy mills.
Published in CAPS News

CAPS Chicago Campaign Coordinator Ida McCarthy will be talking about Puppy Parlor in Lisle, IL on Friday May 24th at 4:30pm (CDT). Please feel free to call in: (718) 664-9560!

Taken from Broken Breeds BlogTalkRadio page:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/brokenbreeds/2013/05/24/advocates-protest

We will be speaking to the lady who started the protests, which take place every Saturday from 12pm-2pm.

How did she find out about this place which ranks number two on the HSUS top 100? What made her want to get out there and raise awareness?

Even though the neighbours are against it, why haven't they done anything about it? How can they stand the smell of decaying flesh come from the back of the store?

Listeners are welcome to call our show and ask questions of their own, or tell us about puppy mills they are aware of, or of anything they are doing to help shut down puppy mills.

The number to call is: (718) 664-9560

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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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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.

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