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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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Bob Meetin

Bob Meetin

Thursday, 11 September 2014 19:11

Nassau Puppy Mill Bills Become Political Football

July 30, 2014
Publication: Long Island Press
Summary: Two Nassau County lawmakers running against each other for higher office have proposed bills aimed at preventing the sale of dogs from abusive “puppy mills,” turning the issue into a political football. This article mentions CAPS New York Director Barbara Dennihy.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 19:09

Support Bill H. 4244

If you live in Massachusetts, contact your senator and state representative (find them on and tell them to support bill H. 4328 (formerly known as H. 4244), a law that would increase penalties against animal cruelty. Lets get this bill on the Governor's desk!
The legislative session ends on Thursday. Don't forget to share!
Thursday, 11 September 2014 18:46

Fighting for Animal Rights

May 24, 2014
Publication: South Shore Woman
Summary: South Shore Woman recently published an article about CAPS President Deborah Howard and her work fighting pet shops and puppy mills. An eight-week old yellow Labrador puppy with open cuts, pressed his injured leg against the metal grate that housed him. The smell of filth was profound, and intense noise was deafening to young canine ears.
July 15, 2014
Publication:Naperville Sun
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:45

Los Angeles, California

Ordinance Number 182309
October 31, 2012

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:30

San Diego, California

Ordinance Number O-2013-102
July 9, 2013

Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Kathy Bauck

CAPS Investigation - Pick of the Litter (2008)

CAPS vs. Bauck - How a Small Nonprofit Brought Down a Large Puppy Mill (2010)

Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Media and Press Kit

Press Materials

"Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills" Public Service Campaign

"Adopt, Don't Shop" Public Service Campaign (Radio)

CAPS President Deborah Howard on Magic 106.7's Exceptional Women

PDF Documents

CAPS in the Media

To raise awareness about the horrors of the pet shops and puppy mills, CAPS has generated stories with the following media: CNN, "Dateline," "20/20," "Hard Copy," Reader's Digest, Life, People, Detroit Free Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer (two front page articles) and numerous local television news stations and newspapers

CAPS worked for more than a year with Dateline to prepare "A Dog's Life," the in-depth report on pet shops and puppy mills that aired on April 26 and May 10 of 2000. This well-researched piece focused not only on Petland, the largest chain in the country, and the puppy mills that deal with Petland and other pet shops, but also on the American Kennel Club's and USDA's roles in this tragic problem. "A Dog's Life" won a Genesis award in the network newsmagazine category.


JT Harding
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P: 339-309-0272
Saturday, 30 August 2014 11:14

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Investigating Pet Shops and Puppy Mills since 1992

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