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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: 2012-02-04

Publication name: philly.com

URL for more info: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pets/NJ-dealers-of-PA-puppies-charged-with-cruelty-.html

Summary:
Is it the end of the line for New Jersey's most notorious pet shop operator?

Over the last quarter century Nat Sladkin has settled scores of civil suits for selling sick puppies to unwitting consumers.

Now he's facing criminal charges.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-07-11
Publication name: WFMY NEWS 2 / digtriad.com
URL for more info: http://www.digtriad.com/news/article/235986/175/Sarasota-County-Commissioners-Approve-Wild-Hog-Hunts
Summary:
Venice, Florida (WTSP) -- Wild hog hunts will be allowed on a piece of county-owned property in Sarasota, despite protests of the plan.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-07-10
Publication name: Herald-Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120710/ARTICLE/120719975?tc=ar
Summary: 
VENICE - The screams of a dying pig filled the Sarasota County Commission chambers on Tuesday as animal-rights activists played videos they say show how animals would suffer during proposed hog hunts on county lands.

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Join CAPS for a cocktail party at Boston's Fresh Cosmetics to learn more about the Companion Animal Protection Society's important work on behalf of pet shop and puppy mill dogs (and cats). 
Meet CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice (canine star of the Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills campaign) and receive free samples.
First 25 guests receive a pawtographed photo!

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Fwded msg:
PLEASE attend and bring everyone you can!
1:30 next Tuesday, July 10 at the South County Courthouse, R. L. Anderson County Admin Bldg 4000 South Tamiami Trail, VENICE, FLORIDA
Bring a sign! 
Note rules: "For public safety purposes, no signs or placards mounted on sticks, posts, poles or similar structures will be allowed in County Commission meeting rooms. Other signs, placards or banners shall not disrupt meetings or interfere with a person's ability to observe the meeting.”
We cannot all talk, so let's be seen!
Let the commissioners that we pay know we will not tolerate animal abuse in OUR county!
Published in CAPS News
Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:35

Animal Advocates Demonstrate in Aquebogue

Publication/Event date: 2012-06-27
Publication name: NorthFork Patch
URL for more info: http://northfork.patch.com/articles/animal-advocates-demonstrate-in-aquebogue#photo-10466661
Summary: 
Crusaders hoping to raise public awareness about puppy mills demonstated on Saturday in front of The Puppy Experience on Route 25 in Aquebogue.

Barbara Dennihy of the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) said her organization has been working to expose pet shops that use puppy mills to supply their stores.

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Msg from SDA President Elise Matthes:
PLEASE pass this on to everyone!
The Sarasota County Commissioners' meeting regarding a DOG HOG HUNT has been changed to 
July 10th, Tuesday, at 1:30 at the South County Courthouse, in Venice -4000 South Tamiami Trail.

PLEASE ATTEND - WE NEED NUMBERS THERE TO REPRESENT A HUMANE VOICE.
PLEASE email the commissioners to vote against the proposal to conduct a any hog hunts with dogs on the Deer Creek Preserve and the Shewe Tract.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The ONLY weapons used to kill these huge hogs are DOGS AND KNIVES. That's right, no guns, they are STABBED TO DEATH.
Children are allowed to watch or participate.
The hogs are mutilated and suffer a slow and torturous death. Dogs are often maimed and suffer and can die a horrible death.

There are other viable methods to control the hog population.
We acknowledge the hog population needs to be controlled, but NOT LIKE THIS.

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Call again & get others to do the same.
Forward this alert to NYS residents.
Tweet & post this link to FB: http://bit.ly/MBNHzN 

Today's Your Last Chance to Protect the Voices--and Lives--of Dogs and Cats in New York. 
The NYS Assembly Took a Humane StandBy Passing the Devocalization Ban As Written. BUT Lobbies That Profit From DevocalizationHave Influenced Senators. Without Your Voice,The Ban Will Die in the NYS SENATE. Make the 2 Calls Below Even If You Already Have.Tell the Senate (scroll down for corrected link): "I Want the Devocalization Ban toBecome Law As Written Now. And I Vote." DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO ANOTHER DOG OR CAT!

Published in CAPS News
Thursday, 14 June 2012 18:08

USDA Proposes AWA Update

Americans love online shopping. Websites like Amazon and Zappos now compete with big box stores like Walmart and Target, at times beating them in sales. Unfortunately, the shadiest and cruelest pet businesses also ride the lucrative wave of the Internet bubble. Like online scammers, these puppy mill owners disguise themselves as legitimate operations by posting stock photos of cute puppies and staged pictures of their so-called kennels in semi-professional websites. To the average person, these places seem as reliable and safe as eBay, but nothing could be further from the truth...
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Publication/Event date: 2012-06-13
Publication name: Examiner.com
URL for more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/usda-proposes-new-rule-to-regulate-internet-dog-dealers
Summary:
As the animal protection movement wages its battle against the maltreatment of dogs in puppy mills, it faces an increasingly powerful enemy—the Internet pet store. The Internet, as helpful as it has been for rescuing animals with sites like AdoptAPet.com, has become a stealth shield for unlicensed breeders looking to make a buck.
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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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