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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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Publication/Event date: 2013-10-17
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
URL for more info: http://riverhead.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/new-suffolk-county-pet-store-rating-program-unveiled
Summary:
Animal advocates are inviting owners of Suffolk County pet shops to rate their own businesses.
This week, the Suffolk County pet store rating board invited pet shops to voluntarily join the program.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-09-11
Publication name: Greenburbs
URL for more info: http://fairfieldcountygreenburbs.blogspot.com/2013/09/puppies-of-westport-targeted-by-massive.html
Summary:
Somebody has a sense of humor... Driving down the Post Road today this is what I saw, a shut down puppy mills double billboard (no less) from the Companion Animal Protection Society, just a hundred feet away from a real pet shop, Puppies of Westport. They must be thrilled, and so must Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-09-07
Publication name: International Business Times
URL for more info: http://www.ibtimes.com/pet-shop-bans-san-diego-la-albuquerque-elsewhere-underscore-escalating-war-puppy-mills-commercial
Summary:
Remember that doggy in the window? The one with the waggly tail? In some places, he would now be illegal -- no matter how much he costs.

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Published in CAPS News
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00

CAPS PSA on Animal Planet in NYC

CAPS' PSA "This is the Face of a Puppy Mill Dog," starring CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice, and the gorgeous Kiley Wirtz Jennings, is airing on Animal Planet's dog and cat shows in NYC (started last Monday).

Schedule for this week:
Dogs 101 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mon. to Fri.
Animal Cops 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Mon. to Fri.
Pitbulls and Paroles 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mon. to Fri.
Must Love Cats 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Saturday
Bad Dog 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday
Dogs 101/Bad Dog! 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sunday 
Glory Hounds 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday
Too Cute! 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday 
My Cat From Hell 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday
Americas Cutest Pet 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday

PSA: http://player.vimeo.com/video/38757111

Schedule: http://www.caps-web.org/blogs/bea/files/2013/06/schedule-animal-planet.png

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Publication/Event date: 2013-06-01
Publication name: Patriot Ledger
URL for more info: http://www.patriotledger.com/features/x83403367/Cohasset-nonprofit-is-top-dog-in-fight-against-puppy-mills#axzz2UzhzA7LQ
Summary:
COHASSET —Twenty-five years ago, Deborah Howard knew next to nothing about puppy mills. Now she’s a leading crusader against the puppy-mill industry.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-30
Publication name: People.com
URL for more info: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20703212,00.html
Summary:
Deborah Howard was on her way into an Atlanta mall in November 1989 when she passed by a pet shop displaying adorable puppies in the window.

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Published in CAPS News
Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:58

Models Help Put a Cap on Animal Cruelty

Publication/Event date: 2013-05-28
Publication name: Joonbug
URL for more info: http://joonbug.com/national/charity/Models-Help-Put-a-Cap-on-Animal-Cruelty/yvVzkHTWa2T
Summary:
Who knew animal rescue could be so glamorous? Judging by Companion Animal Protection Society’s Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills campaign and its team of captivating activists, it certainly is.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-13
Publication name: Sherman Oaks Patch
URL for more info: http://shermanoaks.patch.com/blog_posts/sherman-oaks-native-leads-national-models-against-pet-shops-and-puppy-mills-campaign
Summary:
Glamorous models and Beatrice, a sassy Basset Hound puppy mill survivor, are the faces of Companion Animal Protection Society’s (CAPS) national campaign designed to educate the public about atrocities in puppy mills and the risks associated with buying dogs at pet shops supplied by these facilities. CAPS Founder and President Deborah Howard is a Sherman Oaks native.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-01
Publication name: ABC San Diego - 10 News
URL for more info: http://www.10news.com/news/proposed-ordinance-would-ban-sale-of-dogs-cats-rabbits-bred-from-puppy-mills-or-factory-farms-04302013?fb_action_ids=10151880667433626&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
Summary:
SAN DIEGO - Local animal rights activists are trying to put some pet stores out of business. They want retail shops purchasing cats, dogs and rabbits from factory farms or 'puppy mills' to be shut down.
Companion Animal Protection Society, or CAPS, is a group aimed to educate pet owners about puppy mills and pet stores who buy from them.

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Related articles:
Fox 5 San Diego: 
Ban proposed on sale of dogs, cats, rabbits in pet stores

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Publication/Event date: 2013-04-25
Publication name: North Fork Patch
URL for more info: http://northfork.patch.com/groups/local-connections/p/puppy-mill-protestors-take-public-awareness-campaign-online
Summary:
A group of protestors who stood for months on Route 25 in Aquebogue to raise awareness about puppy mills have continued in their quest for public outreach.
Recently, the Companion Animal Protection Society embarked upon an ad campaign on the Long Island Rail Road to raise awareness.

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Class Action Lawsuits

scales of justice

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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