Publication name: Riverhead Patch
URL for more info: http://riverhead.patch.com/articles/protestors-gear-up-for-national-dog-day
The Companion Animal Protection Society has been demonstrating outside the puppy store in recent months; the group was recently sent a cease and desist order from the shop owner, Scott Kaphan's, attorney but so far, Barbara Dennihy said they group has not heard anything further about the demand.
"CAPS has been holding educational demonstrations every weekend at local pet shops to educate consumers on the connection between puppy mills/puppy brokers and retail pet stores," Dennihy said. "Over three million puppies are produced in puppy mills across the United States every year for distribution to retail puppy stores, while in shelters across America over three million companion animals a year are euthanized, for no other reason except lack of space. What is wrong with this picture?" she asked.
What: Protest and Outreach Event
Where: The Puppy Experience, 487 New York State Route 25, Aquebogue, NY
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 4pm (ongoing)
Why: To educate consumers about the pet shop/puppy mill connection and to encourage the public to adopt from rescues and shelters How: Through education, outreach and law-abiding protests
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