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Models & CAPS

What do you get when you combine glamorous fashion models with cute dogs rescued from un-glamorous puppy mills?

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Erin Dale from Cohasset Mariner/Wicked Local wrote an amazing article about CAPS' "Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills" ads in MBTA trains and stations. Click on the link to learn more about CAPS' important work and how our socially conscious campaign came to fruition.

Publication/Event date: 2014-06-16
Publication name: Cohasset Mariner/Wicked Local
URL for more info: http://cohasset.wickedlocal.com/article/20140616/NEWS/140616986/?Start=1
Summary:
If you ride the commuter rail from the Greenbush station to Boston, you might have noticed an advertisement with an eye-catching combination – models and puppies.

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Friday, 28 February 2014 14:18

A Spokesmodel's Indignation

Publication/Event date: 2014-02-27
Publication name: Bea’s Beat
URL for more info: http://www.caps-web.org/blogs/bea/2014/02/27/a-spokesmodels-indignation/
Summary:
I thought for sure that South Shore Living had chosen me to be one of the 10 most influential women on the South Shore of Boston. I was able to live with the fact that the magazine had chosen Mother because she and I posed for photos together for the article. She also posed with the Bratty Brothers (Spencer, Wylie, and Oliver), but being that I was quite the consummate professional and they acted like brats, I was positive that the magazine was going to feature the photo of Mother and me posing on an overturned rowboat. To my dismay, the magazine used a photograph of Mother sitting with Oliver (Wylie is below them, but you can’t see much of him). Oliver is very prominent in the photo. How could this have happened?

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Publication/Event date: 2013-12-29
Publication name: The Boston Globe
URL for more info: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2013/12/29/animal-protection-advocate-from-hull-expanding-reach/ao5Xjz5MGsF3tMOMn4AKVL/story.html
Summary:
RESCUE MISSION: Deborah Howard is seeking local help in preventing cruelty to animals in pet shops and the so-called puppy mills that supply them.

Howard founded the Cohasset-based Companion Animal Protection Society in 1992, and has since taken her fight nationwide. Though the pet-store issue isn’t as big in Massachusetts (there are no pet shops in Boston, she said), there are chain pet stores in communities across the area, and she’d like to launch protests there.

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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: 2013-02-25
Publication name: massnonprofit.org
URL for more info: http://www.massnonprofit.org/news.php?artid=3171&catid=12
Summary:

February 25, 2013 — The Companion Animal Protection Society, a Cohasset-based nonprofit with an annual budget of about $200,000 that works to protect companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills across the country, has launched its first national awareness campaign, relying on a broad media mix.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-03-08
Publication name: Wicked Local Cohasset
URL for more info: http://www.wickedlocal.com/cohasset/news/x766877819/Cohasset-charity-takes-stand-against-puppy-mills?zc_p=0#axzz2MxtXVFWt
Summary:
Anyone who has ever seen a PETA advertising campaign – that’s the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – knows that there has long been a link between show business and animal rights. Now, a local non-profit organization that has spent over 20 years standing up for animals has launched its own campaign, with the help of some very glamorous people: models, stylists, photographers and more from the fashion industry.

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Bea's Beat

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Deborah Howard

Deborah Howard

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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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