Companion Animal Protection Society Plans Peaceful Protest of Pet Fashion Boutique on Upper West Side

Pet Shop Chain has Four Locations in or near NYC


WHO: Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)

Deborah Howard, Founder and President of CAPS

Howard founded CAPS in 1992 and is devoted to the protection of companion animals. She is a frequent guest speaker on the topic and has been featured on Animal Planet, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX.

CAPS is the only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills.

WHAT: CAPS is protesting Pet Fashion Boutique on the Upper West Side (the other locations are Yonkers, Washington Heights and West Nyack). During the protest, Animal Haven Shelter,, will be holding an adoption event inside the Pet Stop,, 564 Columbus Ave. Animal Haven is also bringing a mobile adoption van.

WHEN: Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 1-3 pm EST

WHERE: Pet Fashion Boutique, 565 Columbus Ave., New York, New York 10024 Between 87th and 88th

WHY: Pet Fashion Boutique sells dogs from puppy mills - commercial breeding facilities that mass-produce puppies for resale through pet shops and brokers. USDA licensed facilities are puppy mills.
  • Kathy Bauck, using her husband’s name, sold puppies to Pet Fashion Boutique in August. Bauck, who was one of the largest dog brokers and breeders in the country, was convicted of animal cruelty in March 2009 based on evidence from a six-week undercover employment investigation by CAPS. USDA issued a Decision and Order on December 2 that terminates Bauck’s license. The actual termination takes place within 60 days of service. In the meantime, Bauck will continue to sell to pet shops in NYC, New Jersey and on Long Island.
759 CJC Hwy., #332 • Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025
Phone: (781) 210-0938 • Fax: (781) 210-0928
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759 CJC Hwy., #332
Cohasset, MA 02025
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