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Investigations

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

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Models & CAPS

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

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USDA Investigation - Spring 1999

Suzie

Suzie: She was bred incessantly by Mickalyn Crawford (43-A-2488) and had numerous uterine tumors. Suzie found a home with a kind woman in Iowa.

Mandy

Mandy: She came from the Crawford facility in Missouri and has genetically deformed kneecaps. Mandy has a home with an elderly woman in Iowa who had knee replacement surgery.

Frog

Frog:Ed Van Doorn (42-B-0090), an Iowa broker, sold her to a CAPS investigator because she had a scratched retina. Frog lives with a family in Iowa

Marina

Marina: A Petland customer returned her after five months because of luxating patellas and shallow hip sockets. She was back with Steve and Susan Steele (42-B-0159) in Iowa. Thanks to Paws & Claws, a no-kill shelter in Rochester, Minnesota, Marina has a wonderful home. She has had two successful patella surgeries.

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Bea's Beat

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

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Deborah Howard

Deborah Howard

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

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CAPS Blog

Keep up-to-date about CAPS and read about issues affecting companion animals, especially those suffering in pet shops and puppy mills.

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Contact Us

Contact CAPS

Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
759 CJC Hwy., #332
Cohasset, MA 02025
p: 339-309-0272
501 (c)(3) Tax ID#: 58-2040413

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Class Action Lawsuits

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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.

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CAPS Complaint Form