Meet CAPS Founder
Deborah Howard
About »
Launch Party for CAPS
MBTA Ad Campaign
Buy Tickets »
Meet Beatrice & Other Celebrities
at our MBTA Launch Party
April 30th, 2014
Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA
Buy Tickets »
They Have New
Homes Thanks to
Donors like You!
Donate Now »
Models Against Pet Shops
and Puppy Mills
View Ad Campaign »
Meet CAPS Founder
Deborah Howard
About »
CAPS vs. Bauck
How a Small Nonprofit
Brought down
a Large Puppy Mill
See Story & Video »
Learn about Our Latest
Pet Shop Protest
View Campaign »
Read about Our Latest
Efforts & Accomplishments
Learn More »


View CAPS undercover investigation reports and videos of puppy mills and pet shops.

Reports / Videos

Models & CAPS

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

View the Slideshow

Bob Meetin

Bob Meetin

Celebrity Restaurant Closes Doors After Serving Whale Meat

Publication/Event date: 2010-03-20
Publication name:
URL for more info:,0,7465749.story
Summary:  A sushi restaurant known for its celebrity clientele will be closing its doors in apology for illegally serving whale meat.  CAPS help organize the protests at The Hump.

Companion Animal Protection Society, the Ocean Preservation and Sea Shepherd Societies Organized Protest Against The Hump in Santa Monica

Publication/Event date: 2010-03-13
Publication name: Santa Monica Daily Press
URL for more info:
Summary: Restaurant  Served Banned Whale Meet, Faces Huge Fines and Sentences

Also see:
ABC Los Angeles story on protest of The Hump restaurant in Santa Monica.

CAPS West Coast Director Carole Raphaelle Davis appeared on CNN's "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell" to discuss a horrible hoarding case in Alabama.

Publication/Event date: 2010-04-08
Publication name: CNN
URL for more info:
Summary: Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty When Cops Discover Dogs in Freezer
Sunday, 18 April 2010 20:00

Saving lives, one puppy at a time

Saving lives, one puppy at a time
Publication/Event date: 2010-04-14
Publication name:
URL for more info:
Summary: Two local residents convert their pet shop into a “rescue” store, selling only animals that have come from shelters or that have been rescued or dropped off by owners who don't want them anymore.

CAPS protests against Los Angeles pet store chain

Publication/Event date: 2010-04-23
Publication name: Culver City News (Blue Pacific News)
URL for more info: (pdf)
Excerpt from the article:

More than 70 Los Angeles Unified School District students joined the Companion Domesticated for Animal Protection Society more than 10,000 years, (CAPS) on Saturday, April 17, in a demonstration against the dog was one of the Barkworks, a chain of pet first animals domesticated stores in Los Angeles. by humans.

Assembly Bill 2743 (Pedro Nava) - Banning Declawing and Devocalization in CA

Publication/Event date: 2010-00-00

Publication name: CAPS

URL for the PDF:


Reason AB 2743 is Necessary

Eight local governments in California have recently banned the practice of cat declawing, recognizing the practice as inhumane. A search of rental listings throughout California, however, shows a number of properties with landlords and managers requiring that potential owners will be considered only with declawed cats. Declawing can often have unintended consequences for property managers, physical complications for animals, and emotional and fnancial consequences for pet owners.

For More Information:

Jackie Koenig (916) 319-2035 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. " data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thursday, 13 May 2010 20:00

CAPS, One Dog at a Time

CAPS, One Dog at a Time

Publication/Event date: 2010-04-05

Publication name: Mass Arf Magazine

URL for more info:

Author: Scott Fayner


Deborah Howard is soft-spoken and affable, hardly what you'd expect from a woman knee-deep in the fight to defend against cruelty to dogs- and all companion animals - in puppy mills and pet shops throughout the country. In fact, CAPS, the group she founded in 1992, is the only national nonprofit organization focused solely on that mission, and I found out soon enough that this big-smiled woman means business.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 20:00

San Francisco considers ban on pet sales

Publication/Event date: 2010-05-26
Publication name: KGO-TV
Author: Carolyn Tyler
URL for more info:


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- In San Francisco, where cats and dogs are officially called companions not pets, there is now a proposal to ban their sale.

The Animal Welfare Commission wants to prevent pet stores from selling dogs and cats, as well as smaller animals including hamsters, rats and chinchillas. Banning the sale of dogs and cats in the city is largely symbolic since few stores actually do, but they are selling the small animals and many eventually wind up at city shelters.

We are seeking sponsors ($112) for flying death row dogs to loving homes on the Riviera. Join American Dog Magazine, Air France, CAPS, SC SPCA to help these death row dogs! Pledge a mere $112 for their flight to freedom at
Page 10 of 13


Bea's Beat

Blog with CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice, a puppy mill survivor and vegan advocate.

Blog with Beatrice!

Deborah Howard

Deborah Howard

Learn more about Deborah Howard, president and founder of Companion Animal Protection Society.

Meet Deborah


Read about issues affecting companion animals, especially those suffering in pet shops and puppy mills.

Visit CAPS Blog

Contact Us

Contact CAPS

Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
759 CJC Hwy., #332
Cohasset, MA 02025
p: 339-309-0272

Contact by Webform

Class Action Lawsuits

scales of justice

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.

Read more about Happiness is Pets or Barkworks.

CAPS Complaint Form