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Publication/Event date: 2011-08-07
 
Publication name: Corona del Mar Today
 
 
Summary:
A group of about 140 protesters spent two hours this afternoon in front of the I Heart Puppy Shop in Corona del Mar, a business they claim supports puppy mills because its dogs don’t come solely from animal shelters.
 
“We do not want to put them out of business,” protester Carole Davis told the crowd. “The day they go humane, we will no longer be protesting — we will be shopping!”
 
The "Every Pet Deserves A Home" Pet Adoption Program

Publication/Event date: 2011-08-16

Publication name: Marketwire

URL for more info: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/-1550102.htm

Summary:
TORONTO, ONTARIO--PJ's Pets and Pets Unlimited have announced that they will no longer sell puppies in any of their stores. As of September 1st, their focus will be to support pet adoption services in an effort to find homes for thousands of pets in local SPCA's, Humane Societies, rescue groups and shelters across the country.

To create awareness, the companies are launching the "Every Pet Deserves A Home Program". The mission of the program is to help increase the visibility of pet adoption agencies within local communities by offering them space within their stores to educate people about participating organizations and the pets they have available for adoption.
"More than two million pet lovers visit our stores every year. We recognized that we can provide a significantly positive effect on local pet communities by working with adoption agencies to help them find homes for their pets," said John Jules, President and CEO. "We chose to stop selling puppies and turn our focus on the new adoption program. This decision allows us to create the welcoming space within our stores needed for adoption agencies and customers to connect."

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Publication/Event date: 2011-08-18
Publication name: MSNBC.com
Summary:
In a letter sent to the Irvine mayor late last month, the Irvine Company said it will no longer lease new space to retailers selling dogs and cats at any of its retail center.
The Irvine Company owns Fashion Island in Newport Beach, The Market Place in Irvine and Tustin and Irvine Spectrum Center as well as a slew of neighborhood shopping centers in Orange County.
 

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Publication/Event date: 2011-08-18

 

Publication name: Los Angeles Times

 

URL for more info: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/dog-and-cat-sellers-banned-from-renting-irvine-co-store-space.html

 

Summary:
Orange County mega-developer the Irvine Co. has decided to stop renting space to stores that sell cats and dogs. Other animals, such as birds, fish and reptiles, weren't included in the decision.

 

"Effective immediately, the Irvine Co. will not lease space in any of its centers to tenants that intend to sell dogs or cats," spokeswoman Erin Freeman said in an email. "The Irvine Co. will honor its existing contractual commitments with Russo's until the expiration of current lease terms."

 

Publication/Event date: 2011-08-18 Publication name: KTLA URL for more info: http://www.ktla.com/videobeta/4eba36f5-6dce-4ec6-b9c1-e294ac26f599/News/KTLA-Glendale-Considers-Banning-Backyard-Pet-Sales-Olga-Ospina-reports Summary:The city of Glendale is considering banning the sale of pets in backyards.

Friday, 19 August 2011 20:00

Glendale Considering Ban on Pet Sales

Publication/Event date: 2011-08-18
Publication name: NBC LA
URL for more info: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Glendale-Considering-Ban-on-Pet-Sales-128046873.html
Summary:
Animal rights activists say an investigation into deplorable conditions of a puppy mill in the Midwest that allegedly supplied dogs to several Glendale pet stores, helped convince the Glendale city council to consider banning the sale of dogs and cats from pet stores in the city.
"Animals that were injured," said Carole Davis, of the Companion Animal Protection Society, speaking about the conditions in the puppy mill in the midwest. "Animals that were covered in feces and urine. Animals that had hair that was matted so much that the eyes were closed off, and that they couldn't see."

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Thursday, 25 August 2011 20:00

Personal Appeal

We would like to hold a fundraising event in the Los Angeles area in the
very near future. Food, liquor and entertainment can be donated. However,
we are unable to find a reasonably priced decent venue. If you are a
commercial realtor and can help us find donated space for an evening event,
please contact me. If any of you can donate items for a silent auction,
please let me know. We plan to screen our upcoming Models Against Pet Shops
and Puppy Mills ads, as well as a PSA by an actor who was a regular in three
well-known TV shows.

A law firm in Los Angeles is donating their legal services for a lawsuit
against a pet shop chain. However, CAPS has to cover the costs associated
with the lawsuit. We don't have these funds, so the lawsuit is being held
up. We are holding this event to raise funds for this lawsuit.

We are hoping to hold a similar event in NYC. If you can help us in NY,
where we are doing some incredible work, as we are in CA, please let me
know.

Having lost two foundations, one who funded us since 1995 and another who
was a major donor, to the economic downturn, we are having a challenging
time financially. Unlike the large foundations, we don't have the
membership base or investments to fall back on. We can't send out constant
mailings. It is critical that we keep up our momentum. Last year was our
most successful ever and this year is going the same way.

With gratitude,

Deborah Howard
President
Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
www.caps-web.org
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P.S. If you haven't already joined CAPS, please go to our website where you
can donate online. Thank you so much!
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 20:00

Angry letter against “BREEDER BASHING”

The following letter proves that CAPS is doing its job:

Deborah,

You AR whacko nut jobs make me sick to my stomach. How dare you try to take away my right to own dogs & cats. How dare you try to take away my right to show & breed dogs. My right to enjoy watching and maybe in the future competing in the Westminster Kennel club dog show. How dare take away my right to buy a well bred, quality pure bred AKC registered dog from health tested champion parents from a good breeder. You people are truly screwed up in the head. If I lived in Glendale that new ordinance would not make me adopt from a shelter or rescue, I'd just go to the next town or next county over and get one or go out of state to purchase my breed of choice from a good breeder. Most of the people who would buy from a pet store would never consider adopting from a shelter in the first place but you are too stupid to realize it. What is so wrong with a person wanting a purebred dog who's parents they get to see & interact with, who's back ground they know about via the pedigree & the breeder vs a dog they know nothing about. Who's to say those mutts they adopted's parents didn't have some kind of genetic health problem or temperament issue, behavior issue that that dog could have inherited and you pawned them off to the bleeding hearts as a good pet. Then the dog goes home settles in and its true aggressive temperament comes out & it attacks the person's kid. Why should I not have the right to go to a good breeder who shows, health tests before breeding, only produces 1-3 litters a year, only allows their girls to have 1 litter a year & only 3 litters in the bitch's life time? You supporting that ban on the sale of pups out of the home doesn't only affect the back yard breeders & Puppy millers but it also affects good responsible, reputable, ethical breeders as well. After all all good breeders do NOT sell to pet stores but sell out of their homes. How are those breeders supposed to find their pups homes if they are not allowed to sell them directly out of their homes? You would be running them out of breeding as well as they would have no choice but to either stop breeding or to move to a more breeder friendly county. Of course that's what you people want, you want all breeding of dogs & cats to cease & want all dogs & cats spayed & neutered out of existence. You cream your jeans at thought of AKC' no longer being in existence. You cherish the thought of no more dog shows. You love the thought of pets being a thing of the past. You love the thought of my grand children being denied the privilege of having a dog of their own. You cherish the idea that all my grand children will have is stories of dogs & cats, where they will see shows like Lassie, Rin Tin Tin & wonder what it was like in the days that every boy had a dog to play with. I despise you for that, I despise you for you trying to dictate where I should get my dog from. I believe I'm capable of making that choice myself. I'm smart enough to know not to buy from a puppy miller, I know the questions to ask & what to look for, I don't need you telling me or trying to get laws in acted to force me to get a dog from a shelter if I don't want to. There are lots of reasons a person would opt to buy instead of adopt. First of all you can't show a shelter dog, second they want a dog for a certain task such as hunting, if I want a rabbit dog then I'm gonna get a dog of a breed I know has a reputation of being good rabbit dogs aka Beagles and I'm gonna want one that was specifically bred & trained for that purpose not some mutt. If I want a protection dog then I'm gonna get a breed that I know has a history & reputation of being a good protection dog aka a Doberman, Rottie, German Shepherd, and I'm gonna choose to buy from someone who specifically breeds them for that purpose & proves it with Schutzhund titles not some shelter mutt. Myself I already own two mutts, my Dachshund X Scottie Buffy who I saved from going to the shelter when she was 5wks old, YES she is spayed & my German Shepherd mix Hobo who was dumped & abandoned near my street by his owner, made his way to my home & set up residence, then captured my heart so I took him in as my own, and took him got his shots, heartworm meds (yes he was heartworm positive & had him neutered, my next dog however will be a show bred AKC registered show potential miniature longhaired Dachshund & will be purchased from a good breeder. Who do you think you are to tell me I can't do so or condemn me for doing so. What you should be doing along with promoting shelters & rescues is promoting good responsible breeders as well. You should be educating people on what to look for, what questions to ask, what should throw up red flags to them if they insist of buying from a breeder so that they can ensure they are buying from a good breeder. Why should good breeders be harmed just because of a few bad seeds, its not right and you know it. More and more people are awakening to you AR whacko nut job, HSUS loving PETAPHILES and your true agenda of no more pets, no more eating meat, no more fishing, no more hunting, no more dog shows, no more cat shows, no more horse races, no more zoos, no more circuses, no more breeding, no more horse shows, no more animal shows of any kind, no more movies portraying animals & we will continue to fight & will continue waking up others. Yes puppy mills are a problem & should be stopped but good breeders need not be hurt in the process. We also know of your pet over population lies & how lots of shelters actually have an under population and are importing dogs from other countries to fill their shelters, how they are stealing innocent breeders' dogs & screaming puppy mill & spouting lies about those breeders to justify the theft of said dogs just to keep their shelters' doors open. We know that true puppy mills are very few & far between & this "Puppy Mill" witch hunt needs to end and end it we will. We hear the stories day in and day out about good breeders who were victimized by you people & the lies you tell to justify your actions. STOP THE VICTIMIZATION OF GOOD BREEDERS, STOP THE BREEDER BASHING. We are breeders NOT criminals!

Sincerely,

Patricia Moore

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 20:00

Pets, Lies & Legislation

Article written by CAPS West Coast Director Carole Davis

Publication/Event date: --

Publication name: American Dog Magazine

URL for more info: http://www.theamericandogmag.com/politics/pets-lies-legislation

Summary:






Puppy mills are a hot political issue. Public outrage is growing over the legal multi-billion dollar puppy-producing business that forces millions of breeding dogs to endure inhumane treatment in factory-like conditions until death. They're kept 24/7 in wire cages caked with their own feces, with no veterinary care or socialization. Average dog lovers want puppy mills to become illegal.

Consequently, a war about dogs is escalating in America - a battle as complex as any fought in the history of social movements and waged with a proportionate scale of strategists, lobbyists, and commanders vying for control, power, and money.

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