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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: 2013-05-13
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: 2013-05-11
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/announcements/puppy-parlor-makes-the-horrible-hundred?fb_action_ids=10151900704588626&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
Summary:
Wow! Puppy Parlor in Lisle made the "Horrible Hundred" list! The HSUS has named the top 100 puppy mills throughout the United States with numerous violations against The Animal Welfare Act. They picked out the top two in Illinois, and one is a pet store, guess which one? The award goes to....PUPPY PARLOR in Lisle. Shame on you Lisle City Council for supporting this.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-06
Publication name: Huffington Post
URL for more info: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carole-raphaelle-davis/san-diego-moves-to-ban-pu_b_3202921.html
Summary:
Puppy mills and pet factories are likely to lose yet another important market in the ongoing battle between animal protection advocates, consumer protection advocates and the $84 billion pet trade industry.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-05
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/blog_posts/puppy-parlor-in-lisle-sells-dogs-from-puppy-mills
Summary:
The Companion Animal Protection Society has investigated the inhumane breeding facilities that supply Puppy Parlor in Lisle, Illinois. Visit www.caps-web.org and see the undercover footage of Prairie Lane Kennels, Dennis & Donna Van Wyck. Tammy Coglianese buys her dogs from Oleo Acres, Conrad Kennels, and JAK'S puppies located in Iowa. The breeders that supply Puppy Parlor have been cited by the United States Department Of Agriculture for violating the Animal Welfare Act. Read the numerous violations on 17 breeders in business with Tammy Coglianese at our website.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-01
Publication name: Examiner.com
URL for more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/san-diego-poised-to-ban-the-sale-of-puppy-mill-pets
Summary:
Puppy mills and pet factories are likely to lose yet another important market in the ongoing battle between animal protection advocates, consumer protection advocates and the $84 billion pet trade industry.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-04-29
Publication name: La Mesa - Mount Helix Patch
URL for more info: http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/poll-should-cities-ban-the-sale-of-dogs-and-cats-from-retail-outlets
Summary:
In late 2010, after 22 months of weekly protests, a pet store in Grossmont Center went out of business amid accusations it sold “puppy mill” pets—often-sick dogs that included one bought by an Iraq war veteran.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-04-26
Publication name: Southwest Riverside News Network (SWRNN)
URL for more info: http://www.swrnn.com/2013/04/26/pet-stores-under-fire-by-watchdog-committees-in-san-diego/
Summary:
The City Council’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee is scheduled next week to consider banning the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores and other commercial establishments in San Diego.

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Related article:
KPBS: 
San Diego To Consider Ban On Retail Sale Of Animals
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Publication/Event date: 2013-04-08
Publication name: Puppy Parlor in Lisle Sells Dogs from Puppy Mills
URL for more info: http://puppyparlorsellspuppymilldogs.blogspot.com/?view=classic
Summary:
The Companion Animal Protection Society has investigated the inhumane breeding facilities that supply Puppy Parlor in Lisle, Illinois.  Visit www.caps-web.org and see the undercover footage of Prairie Lane Kennels, Dennis & Donna Van Wyck. Tammy Coglianese buys her dogs from Oleo Acres, Conrad Kennels, and JAK'S Puppies located in Iowa. The breeders that supply Puppy Parlor have been cited by the United States Department Of Agriculture for violating the Animal Welfare Act. Read the numerous violations on 17 breeders in business with Tammy Coglianese cited by the United States Department Of Agriculture.

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Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 15:17

Ag-Gag bill hearing

Message from CAPS West Coast Director Carole Raphaelle Davis:

Ag-Gag bill hearing TODAY. Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to oppose AB 343!
Here is my letter:
Dear Assembly Member Eggman,

I am writing to you on behalf of our national membership to express our opposition to AB 343. The Companion Animal Protection Society is the only national, non-profit organization that exclusively investigates puppy mills, pet factories and pet dealers (both Internet pet sellers and pet stores). We work with law enforcement and government agencies on a daily basis and on a national scale in order to eradicate pet factory cruelty. In California, our undercover investigations are the foundation and basis for the pet sales ban ordinances in West Hollywood, Glendale and Los Angeles.
Published in CAPS News
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 13:13

All in for animal rights

Publication/Event date: 2013-04-08
Publication name: The Herald-News
URL for more info: http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/lifestyles/19270750-423/all-in-for-animal-rights.html
Summary:
Teresa Chiletz, 40, of Joliet, participates in pet-store protests, refuses to wear fur or leather and follows a 100 percent vegan diet.

Chiletz owns two dogs and rabbits and one cat, hamster, mouse and fish, all adopted. She also serves on the board of directors for Joliet’s Cat Overpopulation Planned Endeavor, or COPE, and volunteers for the Midwest chapter of Companion Animal Protection Society, or CAPS.

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Deborah Howard

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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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