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What do you get when you combine glamorous fashion models with cute dogs rescued from un-glamorous puppy mills?

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Listen to CAPS President Deborah Howard on Boston Herald Radio's "Trending Now with Joe Battenfeld & Adriana Cohen" and learn more about CAPS' upcoming MBTA ad campaign launch party at the Seaport Hotel on April 30th.

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Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 17:21

CAPS HOLDING MEET AND GREET

Publication/Event date: 2014-04-06
Publication name: The Boston Globe
URL for more info: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2014/04/05/randolph-man-throws-out-first-pitch-sox-game/CJBqireMBRCCAZKnfQFjDI/story.html
Summary:

CAPS HOLDING MEET AND GREET: If you want to meet and take photos with radio hosts Loren Owens and Wally Brine from WROR-FM, TV newscaster Susan Wornick, and Boston Herald columnist and radio host Jaclyn Cashman — not to mention one very cute basset hound — check out the Cohasset-based Companion Animal Protection Society’s April 30 event. The society’s MBTA ad campaign launch party is being held that day at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with advance tickets priced at $25, or $30 at the door.

The national ad campaign is designed to educate the public about puppy mills and the risks associated with buying dogs at pet shops supplied by those facilities. The ads, featuring professional models and rescue dogs, appear on MBTA commuter trains and at 20 train stations.

At the launch party, attendees can take pictures not just with human hosts but also with CAPS “spokesdog” Beatrice, a basset hound puppy-mill survivor and canine star of the ad campaign. The party will also feature free drinks and appetizers, gift bags, a silent auction, and a raffle.

The organization was founded by Deborah Howard of Hull, who owns Beatrice and other rescued animals. For information and tickets, visit www.caps-web.org.
Published in CAPS News
Friday, 28 February 2014 14:18

A Spokesmodel's Indignation

Publication/Event date: 2014-02-27
Publication name: Bea’s Beat
URL for more info: http://www.caps-web.org/blogs/bea/2014/02/27/a-spokesmodels-indignation/
Summary:
I thought for sure that South Shore Living had chosen me to be one of the 10 most influential women on the South Shore of Boston. I was able to live with the fact that the magazine had chosen Mother because she and I posed for photos together for the article. She also posed with the Bratty Brothers (Spencer, Wylie, and Oliver), but being that I was quite the consummate professional and they acted like brats, I was positive that the magazine was going to feature the photo of Mother and me posing on an overturned rowboat. To my dismay, the magazine used a photograph of Mother sitting with Oliver (Wylie is below them, but you can’t see much of him). Oliver is very prominent in the photo. How could this have happened?

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Publication/Event date: 2013-12-29
Publication name: The Boston Globe
URL for more info: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2013/12/29/animal-protection-advocate-from-hull-expanding-reach/ao5Xjz5MGsF3tMOMn4AKVL/story.html
Summary:
RESCUE MISSION: Deborah Howard is seeking local help in preventing cruelty to animals in pet shops and the so-called puppy mills that supply them.

Howard founded the Cohasset-based Companion Animal Protection Society in 1992, and has since taken her fight nationwide. Though the pet-store issue isn’t as big in Massachusetts (there are no pet shops in Boston, she said), there are chain pet stores in communities across the area, and she’d like to launch protests there.

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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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Publication/Event date: 2013-08-25
Publication name: DFW.com
URL for more info: http://www.dfw.com/2013/08/25/820803/dfw-models-take-a-stand-against.html
Summary:
Kiley Wirtz Jennings, a Dallas-based model, doesn’t get many days off. But a couple of years ago, she found herself with some rare spare time and spent it, as so many of us do, on Facebook.
Except that Jennings (whose first name is pronounced “Keel-ey”) found something that shook her up.

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Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 12:18

CAPS PSA on SNN Local News Florida

Great news! The 15 and 30 second "This is the Face of a Puppy Mill Dog" PSA is now airing (and will be airing through the end of the year) on SNN Local News Florida. It will air randomly throughout each day.

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

Published in CAPS News
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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