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They need our
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CAPS is the only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from abuse in puppy mills and pet shops.

 

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The Problem:
Puppy mills overbreed,
leading to high rates
of euthanasia.


Overview - Happiness is Pets

Thursday, 31 December 2015 00:00
Happiness is Pets (HIP) is a chain with five stores in the Chicago area with more than 25 years of selling puppy mill dogs. CAPS is currently sponsoring regular protests in two of their locations and working with a Chicago law firm on a consumer class action lawsuit. CAPS has received numerous complaints through our online complaint form from customers who purchased sick and dying puppies.Thanks to the CAPS team in Chicago, we continue to get media coverage and expose…
Publication/Event date: 2013-02-18Publication name: Cindy Lu's MuseURL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2013/02/bea-on-tv-this-is-face-of-puppy-mill-dog.html#.USLuc1rwJFlSummary:Former puppy mill dog, Bea, has made many friends and fans these days. Starring next to the beautiful model, Kiley Wirtz, she has posed in a special video and print message to raise awareness about puppy mills and the pet shops that profit from them.Continue reading...

Live Life Humane: Protest at Happiness is Pets

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 19:04
Publication/Event date: 2013-01-23Publication name: TailsURL for more info: http://www.tailsinc.com/2013/01/live-life-humane-protest-at-happiness-is-pets/Summary:Recently, my organization Live Life Humane had its first event. Partnering with the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), we held a peaceful puppy mill protest. CAPS has been doing these protests for years, some of which resulted in pet stores transitioning to a humane business model.The main store that CAPS targets in the Chicago area is Happiness is Pets (or Happiness is NOT Pets, as we call it). This chain has been…

Happiness is NOT Pets Demonstration

Sunday, 20 May 2012 03:00
Who: Companion Animal Protection Society What: Peaceful demonstration When: Orland Park, IL: Saturday, March 25, 2012 from 1:00 until 3:00pm. Naperville, IL: Sunday, March 26, 2012 from 12:00 until 2:00pm. Where: Happiness is Pets, Orland Park, IL and Naperville, IL Why: Protect companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills. Prevent unknowing costumers from buying sick or dying puppy mill dogs. Educate the public about the horrors that take place in commercial breeding facilities. Directions Orland Park Facebook…

Illinois Dog Owners Sue Pet Store Chain

Saturday, 25 February 2012 02:00
Publication/Event date: 2012-02-24 Publication name: ABC News URL for more info: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/illinois-dog-owners-sue-pet-store-chain/story?id=15774980#.T0fq5XJSTSF Summary: Six pet owners have sued Happiness is Pets, a Chicago-based pet store accused of selling sick dogs purchased from puppy mills or breeding companies known to place profit before animal welfare. The pet owners "purchased puppies sold by Happiness which falsely represented that its puppies were healthy and came from private and reputable breeders," according to the complaint filed last week. Related Articles Courthouse News Service: Dog-Lovers…
Customers take legal action with the help of CAPS, which continues to protest HIP stores and collect consumer complaints CHICAGO, Ill. – A class action lawsuit was filed against Chicago area-based Happiness is Pets (HIP) on Valentine's Day. The story is unfolding quickly as more customers have come forward with complaints of sick puppies since the first cases of distemper were reported last month. With the help of the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), six unsatisfied customers, so far, have…

Demonstration at Happiness is Pets

Saturday, 11 February 2012 02:00
WHO: CAPS (Companion Animal Protection Society) WHAT: Demonstration at HIP store WHERE: Happiness is Pets 15647 S. 94th Avenue Orland Park, IL 60462 (708) 403-3223 WHEN: Saturday, February 11th ~ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm WHY: Bringing public awareness to the Distemper / Pet Store / Puppy Mill Connection HOW: Talking with public and potential purchasers of puppies. Passing out informational packets to inform shoppers that they have a better option: adoption from a local shelter, a rescue or petfinders.com…

Happiness Is Pets - Violent Turn of Events

Monday, 06 February 2012 02:00
Publication/Event date: 2012-01-31 Publication name: Cindy Lu's MuseURL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2012/01/happiness-is-pets-violent-turn-of.htmlSummary: The Happiness Is Pets chain of stores in suburban Chicago continue to be under fire for having sold puppies with distemper. On Sunday, CAPS volunteers staged their usual demonstration in front of the Orland Park location. A series of unexpected events ensued Happiness is Pets Sold Puppies with Canine Distemper Happiness is Pets Information For the public in the Chicago area: DO NOT TOUCH THE DOGS IN THE…
CAPS member and protester Dianne Arp was assaulted by Jonathan Berning during one of our protests at Happiness is Pets, a Chicago area-based chain owned by Ron Berning, the father of Jonathan. Police arrested Berning and Arp has pressed charges. Happiness is Pets, a suburban Chicago pet shop chain is under fire after several puppies sold over the three months were diagnosed with distemper. The Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) has been protesting the chain because of evidence that links…
Updates: CAPS received a complaint this morning (02/01/12) from a Happiness is Pets customer whose dog, purchased for $1200 just over two weeks ago, had a runny nose and sneezing, which progressed to lack of appetite, bad diarrhea and extreme lethargy. The small Pomeranian's eye's are now so crusted open she can't open them. This morning she was barely moving. The HIP vet tested the dog for parvo and said there was nothing seriously wrong with the dog. CAPS President…

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