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protection.

They need your
protection.


 

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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Veronica Rodriguez

Veronica Rodriguez

April 28, 2015
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. 


 
February 8, 2015
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!

 

February 23, 2015
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
Summary:
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.

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Friday, 27 June 2014 18:21

VOTE for Beatrice!

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!

Publication/Event date: 2014-06-20
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2014/06/which-part-of-pet-stores-sell-puppy.html#.U6YYhI1dUtB
Summary:
Ever feel like a broken record? Ever have the sensation of deja vu? How about preaching to the choir?? Sigh. There's been so much news I wanted to write about lately, matters that are near and dear to our hearts, but it was all about pet stores, puppy mills, and whether to restrict or outlaw the sale of such dogs. And it's always the same. It's so frustrating!! Hence my question: Which part of "Pet stores sell puppy mill dogs" don't you get???!

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 22:06

Suffolk County Signs "Puppy Mill Bill"

unnamedToday, Suffolk County became the first in New York State to sign a ‘puppy mill’ law. Even though it won’t be an outright ban, it will implement stricter rules for pet dealers and prohibit the sale of animals from proven puppy mills. The ‘Puppy Mill Bill’ also brings transparency to the pet dealer business by requiring pet shops to provide the latest USDA inspection reports upon request. After the bill was signed, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone presented the pen used to CAPS New York Director Barbara Dennihy in recognition of her hard work.
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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Publication/Event date: 2014-06-16
Publication name: Global Post
URL for more info: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/140612/teacup-puppies-breeding-mills-abuse
Summary:
For celebrities, a canine in the handbag is a delightful fashion accessory. But animal lovers condemn the dogs’ squalid, sweatshop-like roots.

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