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Deborah Howard's Biography

Founder of the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), Deborah Howard is also chairman of the Board of Directors. 

Prior to founding CAPS, Ms. Howard worked on major accounts for one of the largest Public Relations firms in the U.S. and eventually started her own firm.  Utilizing this experience, Howard has generated publicity on the pet shop and puppy mill issue with CNN, "Dateline," "20/20," "Hard Copy," Reader's Digest, LIFE, People, Detroit Free Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe, South Shore Living Magazine, and numerous local television news stations and newspapers. 

Ms. Howard has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from New College of Florida, and a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara Law.  Originally from Los Angeles, California, she now resides on the South Shore of Boston with her family, including four dogs (Spencer, Beatrice, Wylie, and Oliver) and two cats (Jack and Miles).

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.

Meet Deborah

CAPS Blog

Keep up-to-date about CAPS and read about issues affecting companion animals, especially those suffering in pet shops and puppy mills.

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Contact Us

Contact CAPS

Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
759 CJC Hwy., #332
Cohasset, MA 02025
p: 339-309-0272
501 (c)(3) Tax ID#: 58-2040413

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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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CAPS Complaint Form