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Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:34

San Diego Victory

VICTORY!!!!!!! City of San Diego Council Committee Votes Unanimously to Begin Drafting the Ordinance to Prohibit the Sale of Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits in Retail Pet Stores!

CAPS will begin working with other animal welfare groups, including the San Diego Humane Society, the Animal Welfare Coalition and others in a committee organized by the Public Health and Neighborhood Safety Committee. This is a great day for animals everywhere in our city and our world who have no voice!

Thanks so much to all that came in support of the CAPS presentation!!!
We did it!!!
Published in CAPS News
Sunday, 10 March 2013 20:19

Taking bark out of puppy mills

Publication/Event date: 2013-03-09
Publication name: The Boston Globe
URL for more info: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/03/10/from-cohasset-nonprofit-campaigns-nationally-against-pet-shops-and-puppy-mills/JLpJFx3cdJEMSRQyEZTHjJ/story.html
Summary:
In 1989, Deborah Howard walked into an Atlanta pet shop and was shocked by the conditions. The place was dirty, and there were lots of sick puppies, including a small yellow Labrador retriever who pressed against the small cage with an oozing cut on his leg.

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Published in CAPS News
Publication/Event date: 2013-03-08
Publication name: Wicked Local Cohasset
URL for more info: http://www.wickedlocal.com/cohasset/news/x766877819/Cohasset-charity-takes-stand-against-puppy-mills?zc_p=0#axzz2MxtXVFWt
Summary:
Anyone who has ever seen a PETA advertising campaign – that’s the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – knows that there has long been a link between show business and animal rights. Now, a local non-profit organization that has spent over 20 years standing up for animals has launched its own campaign, with the help of some very glamorous people: models, stylists, photographers and more from the fashion industry.

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Published in CAPS News
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:15

Fashion Models Stand Up for Animal Protection

Publication/Event date: 2013-02-13
Publication name: Focus of SWFL
URL for more info: http://www.focusofswfl.com/2013/02/fashion-models-stand-up-for-animal-protection/
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.

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Published in CAPS News
Publication/Event date: 2013-02-18
Publication name: Cindy Lu's Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2013/02/bea-on-tv-this-is-face-of-puppy-mill-dog.html#.USLuc1rwJFl
Summary:
Former puppy mill dog, Bea, has made many friends and fans these days. Starring next to the beautiful model, Kiley Wirtz, she has posed in a special video and print message to raise awareness about puppy mills and the pet shops that profit from them.

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Published in Happiness is Pets
Friday, 01 February 2013 18:03

CAPS PSA and Billboard Schedule

CAPS' PSA "This is the Face of a Puppy Mill Dog" is finally getting air time! Don't miss it!

WEDU (PBS Tampa Bay, FL) schedule: CAPS is sponsoring "The News Hour" for 30 days (it runs M–F, 7–8pm), starting this evening. We are also sponsoring "Downton Abbey" on Masterpiece Classic and other shows.

San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago start Feb 18th for "The News Hour." San Diego and Los Angeles are donating extra spots that run during primetime. These PBS stations all run our spot for 2 weeks. All are 15 seconds with San Francisco being 30.

Also, our CBS Outdoor billboard across from Happiness is Pets in Lombard, IL goes up from February 11 – March 10.
Keep an eye out and take pictures!

 
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