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Wednesday, 26 September 2012 20:00

Another CAPS Victory; Villa Park Ordinance

The Companion Animal Protection Society would like to thank CAPS Chicago Campaign Coordinator Ida McCarthy, assisted by Chicago Outreach Coordinator Dianne Arp with support from Chicago Volunteer Coordinator Kristen Kaminski and all of our Happiness is Pets protesters. Villa Park, IL has banned the sale of pet shop puppies and kittens unless the pet shop has owned the building for at least one year. They also banned the sale of companion animals in flea markets, parking lots, etc. On to other towns in Illinois!! This is just the beginning.

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Villa Park Ordinance
AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF VILLA PARK, DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTABLISHING LICENSE AND SANITATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PET SHOPS AND KENNELS
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Published in CAPS News
Thursday, 26 July 2012 20:00

Shut HIP Down!

Help CAPS shut HIP down! Join the protests!

Happiness is NOT Pets at Orland Park
15647 S 94th Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462
August 12, 2012 Sunday from 1pm-3pm
Facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/289205237854107/

Happiness is NOT Pets at Lombard
616 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, Illinois 60148
July 28, 2012 Saturday from 1pm-3pm
Facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/204463333012582/
Published in CAPS News

CAPS protest at Happiness is Pets, Arlington Heights, IL

Publication/Event date: 2010-01-16
Publication name: YouTube
URL for more info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImgA3QukDnE
Published in CAPS News

Companion Animal Protection Society Plans Peaceful Holiday Protest of Happiness is Pets in Lombard

Pet Shop Chain has Six Locations in the Chicago Area


PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WHO: Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), www.caps-web.org

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

CAPS President Deborah, who has been interviewed on Animal Planet, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX, is available for phone interviews. CAPS has done several stories with CBS 2 Chicago, including coverage of the Kathy Bauck investigation and criminal case. 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. Bauck sold to pet shops in the Chicago area.

WHAT: CAPS is protesting Happiness is Pets, which has six locations in the Chicago area, to draw awareness to the connection between pet shops and puppy mills. Almost all pet shops obtain dogs from puppy mills. Informing the public about the dangers of purchasing pet shop dogs is more important now than ever as people consider purchasing companion animals for gifts this holiday season.

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

WHERE: Happiness is Pets, 616 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL 60148

WHY: Happiness is Pets 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.

About CAPS:

Founded by President Deborah Howard in 1992, Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills. CAPS actively addresses the abuse and suffering of pet shop and puppy mill dogs through investigations, education, media relations, legislative involvement, puppy mill dog rescues, consumer assistance and pet industry employee relations.




759 CJC Hwy., #332 • Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025Phone: (781) 210-0938 • Fax: (781) 210-0928

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Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:00

Leading protests for the love of the dogs

If you live nearby Lombard, Illinois and would like to join a protest event, check out the Happiness is NOT Pets Facebook event page for details.









Publication/Event date: 2011-10-24
Publication name: My Suburban Life
Summary:
Two Saturdays each month, rain or shine, Ida McCarthy can be found with a group of people protesting outside a Lombard pet store.
They’re upset, she said, because the store, and eight others throughout DuPage County, sell puppies that were bred under inhumane conditions in puppy mills.
More than three years ago, McCarthy joined a group called the Companion Animal Protection Society, which campaigns for humane protection of companion animals in pet stores and puppy mills.
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Published in CAPS News
If you live nearby Lombard, Illinois and would like to join a protest event, please contact us for details.
   
Publication/Event date: 2011-10-30
Publication name: Blog with me/ Ida McCarthy
URL for more info: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2579881/happiness-is-pets-can-i-see-your-breeders
Summary:
Happiness is pets in Chicago should be held libel for fraud. They have a fancy new website with a section called "Happiness is pets and puppy mills." Take a look at the site and see the cages, they are like aquariums.
They put the puppies in the aquariums with the plastic or wire bottoms so their little paws fall through all day and night. Nobody there to oversee them at night. What if they have to go out in the middle of the night? They just sit in their poop. And what about during the day? Has anyone EVER drove by a puppy store and seen puppies outside? Nope, they are stuck in the cages. I wonder if they find dead dogs in the morning after leaving them alone all night in the store. Sometimes puppies have seizures and all other kinds of things....they're puppies. They should be watched all day and night while they are in their puppy years. NO REPUTABLE BREEDER would even think of doing this to their puppies.
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Published in CAPS News

CAPS protest at Happiness is Pets, Arlington Heights, IL

Publication/Event date: 2010-01-16
Publication name: YouTube
URL for more info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImgA3QukDnE
Published in Happiness is Pets
Sunday, 29 May 2011 03:00

Happiness is NOT Pets Protest

CAPS would like to thank all the individuals who showed up at yesterday's Happiness is Pets protest in Lombard, IL. According to Ida McCarthy, CAPS Chicago Campaign Coordinator, not a single dog was sold. Join her Chicago group on Facebook to keep up with the latest protests and events.

Thank you Ida McCarthy for all the work you do for the animals!



To read Ida McCarthy's blog, click here.

For more information about CAPS' investigations on Happiness is Pets, click here.

Steve Kruse investigation
Published in Happiness is Pets
Thursday, 27 October 2011 03:00

Leading protests for the love of the dogs

If you live nearby Lombard, Illinois and would like to join a protest event, check out the Happiness is NOT Pets Facebook event page for details.

Publication/Event date: 2011-10-24
Publication name: My Suburban Life
URL for more info: http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/wooddale/features/x1872802944/Leading-protests-for-the-love-of-the-dogs
Summary:
Two Saturdays each month, rain or shine, Ida McCarthy can be found with a group of people protesting outside a Lombard pet store.
They’re upset, she said, because the store, and eight others throughout DuPage County, sell puppies that were bred under inhumane conditions in puppy mills.
More than three years ago, McCarthy joined a group called the Companion Animal Protection Society, which campaigns for humane protection of companion animals in pet stores and puppy mills.
Continue reading...
Published in Happiness is Pets
If you live nearby Lombard, Illinois and would like to join a protest event, please contact us for details.
Publication/Event date: 2011-10-30
Publication name: Blog with me/ Ida McCarthy
URL for more info: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2579881/happiness-is-pets-can-i-see-your-breeders
Summary:
Happiness is pets in Chicago should be held libel for fraud. They have a fancy new website with a section called "Happiness is pets and puppy mills." Take a look at the site and see the cages, they are like aquariums.
They put the puppies in the aquariums with the plastic or wire bottoms so their little paws fall through all day and night. Nobody there to oversee them at night. What if they have to go out in the middle of the night? They just sit in their poop. And what about during the day? Has anyone EVER drove by a puppy store and seen puppies outside? Nope, they are stuck in the cages. I wonder if they find dead dogs in the morning after leaving them alone all night in the store. Sometimes puppies have seizures and all other kinds of things....they're puppies. They should be watched all day and night while they are in their puppy years. NO REPUTABLE BREEDER would even think of doing this to their puppies.
Continue reading...
Published in Happiness is Pets
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