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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: 2013-10-10
Publication name: Newsday
URL for more info: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/long-island-now-1.1732330/bellmore-rally-saturday-to-urge-cuomo-to-sign-pet-store-bill-1.6234326
Summary:
Long Island Orchestrating for Nature is hosting a rally in Bellmore this weekend to urge Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to sign legislation to allow local municipalities to regulate pet stores.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-09-24
Publication name: Long Island Exchange
URL for more info: http://www.longislandexchange.com/press/2013/09/24/animal-groups-to-urge-governor-cuomo-to-sign-puppy-mill-bill-with-rally-at-bellmore-puppy-store/
Summary:
(Long Island,NY) Orchestrating for Nature (LION) is hosting a 2-hour peaceful protest and educational demonstration outside of Worldwide Puppies and Kittens in Bellmore on October 12, 2013 in order to urge Governor Cuomo to sign A.740a/S.3753a, a bill that would allow local municipalities to regulate pet stores. This event will be attended by and is endorsed by two national organizations and several local organizations ranging from Manhattan to Brookhaven.

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Editor's Note: This story was changed from its original version to reflect the fact that although a lawsuit was threatened, no legal action was ever commenced by Kaphan against CAPS.

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2013-07-22
Publication name: Northfork Patch
URL for more info: http://northfork.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/puppy-experience-owner-found-dead-in-riverhead-motel
Summary:
Riverhead town police have confirmed that Scott Kaphan, owner of the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue, has died.

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Check out the following pictures of the CAPS table at the "Annual Smithtown Festival Day" in Smithtown, NY.
About 15,000 people attend every year for the various vendors, entertainment, and food.
CAPS NY Director Barbara Dennihy took a booth for the second year in a row to educate consumers about pet shops and puppy mills.
There was lots of interest this year. The huge "Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills" banner had people stopping by all day to ask about the campaign and our work.
Dennihy also spoke about New York State Senate Bill S3753 and how New Yorkers can help get it passed. Passage of this bill will allow local municipalities to regulate pet dealers in NY state communities.
Thank you Barbara for your hard work and dedication!
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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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Publication/Event date: 2013-03-18
Publication name: North Fork Patch
URL for more info: http://northfork.patch.com/articles/local-puppy-mill-protestors-launch-ad-campaign-on-lirr
Summary:
Puppy mill protestors who spent months demonstrating on Route 25 in Aquebogue last year have embarked upon an advertising campaign.

Deborah A. Howard, president of the Companion Animal Protection Society, said ad posters have been placed in both Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad cars.

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