I Heart Puppies
On August 7, 2011, more than 150 people (probably the largest pet shop protest ever) participated in a CAPS-sponsored protest of I Heart Puppies, a new store. I Heart Puppies used an illegal broker who bought from Barb Crick, a USDA-licensed breeder in Nebraska, and other puppy mills. CAPS investigations of Crick uncovered filth, inadequate shelter, sick dogs and other serious violations. Due to our weekly protests, I Heart Puppies went out of business in February 2012.