Publication: The Daily Journal
Summary: CAPS representatives were present at the 6/24/15 council meeting asking why charges have not yet been filed. No other group has been attending these meetings. It's been three months since the Adrian's Puppy Paradise raid and no charges have been filed against the owner.
Publication: The Herald News
Summary: A proposal to limit the sales of cats and dogs at Joliet pet stores has been put on hold out of concerns over potential lawsuits.
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Summary: U.S. District Court Judge Matthew F. Kennelly has dismissed a complaint that has been delaying enforcement of a Cook County ordinance banning the sale of animals from large commercial breeders, often called "puppy mills," according to a statement from the state's attorney's office.
Publication: Southold Local
Summary: With an eye toward raising awareness and cooperation, animal advocates who had planned a protest outside the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue decided to cancel their demonstrations this weekend.
Publication: Poughkeepsie Journal
Summary: This article focuses on a 20-year-old college student who bought a puppy that later contracted parvovirus. She ended up paying $9,473.
Publication: CindyLu's Muse
Summary: You said you wanted to do something to help those poor dogs. You were willing to sign petitions, protest, make calls and send messages. The outpouring of concern for the dogs of Adrian’s Puppy Paradise in St. Anne, IL has been nothing short of inspiring. I HAVE A REQUEST FOR YOU.
March 8, 2015
Radio Station: MAGIC 106.7 / WMJX
Summary: Candy O'Terry recently interviewed CAPS President Deborah Howard for MAGIC 106.7's Exceptional Women segment. Exceptional Women has put nearly 400 women in the spotlight. You can listen to the podcast now!
Publication: CindyLu's Muse
Summary: Last year was a banner year in Illinois for those wanting to see the end of puppy mill pets sold in pet stores. Considerations took place in towns, counties, and even at the state level,. With great fanfare last Spring the city of Chicago passed a ban, and Cook County soon followed suit. While well-intentioned, a rush to legislate without sufficient counsel led to undesirable consequences, though.
A lot has happened since “Puppy Doe” was dumped near a playground in Quincy, MA last summer.
Read the following article about House Bill 4244 (a bill that would raise the penalties, fines, and imprisonment for those who abuse animals) and CAPS' work with Massachusetts State Representative Bruce Ayers and other animal welfare groups drafting a bill that would ban the sale of puppy mill animals in MA pet shops.
Publication/Event date: 2014-07-10
Publication name: The Boston Globe
URL for more info: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2014/07/10/quincy-legislator-activists-raise-stakes-against-animal-abuse/goiZWP7xLr2c2nmWzAt8XK/story.html
State Representative Bruce Ayers grew up in Quincy with a black Labrador named Smokey. A dog lover, Ayers was appalled, along with the rest of us, over “Puppy Doe,” the female pit bull dumped in bushes near a playground in Quincy last summer. Puppy Doe had been starved, stabbed, beaten, and left for dead.
CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice wants to be on the cover of Modern Dog magazine! Help her create awareness about the pet shop - puppy mill connection by voting for her EVERY DAY through July 2, 2014.
Beatrice was rescued in 2003 by the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) during an undercover investigation of a South Dakota puppy mill. These days, the 11-year-old Basset Hound is a tireless advocate on behalf of animals, especially those in pet shops and puppy mills.
A talented model who loves to be in front of the camera, Beatrice is a wonderful spokesmodel for CAPS. When she's not enjoying the celebrity lifestyle, she's blogging and updating her numerous social media accounts.
Click HERE to VOTE!