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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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Publication/Event date: 2013-02-25
Publication name: massnonprofit.org
URL for more info: http://www.massnonprofit.org/news.php?artid=3171&catid=12
Summary:

February 25, 2013 — The Companion Animal Protection Society, a Cohasset-based nonprofit with an annual budget of about $200,000 that works to protect companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills across the country, has launched its first national awareness campaign, relying on a broad media mix.

Published in CAPS News
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:13

Bea the Star

Publication/Event date: 2013-03-26
Publication name: Bea's Beat
URL for more info: http://www.caps-web.org/blogs/bea/2013/03/25/257/
Summary:
The last couple of months have been purely magical. Ever since February 2013, CAPS’ “Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills” campaign has been all over the USA. Our PSA “This Is the Face of a Puppy Mill Dog,” starring me and fabulous model Kiley Wirtz-Jennings, has aired on PBS stations in Tampa Bay, Los Angeles and Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, and Chicago. Being the star in a PSA isn’t enough for a girl like me, though! Ever since I was a pup, I’ve had big goals and the last couple of months I’ve seen some of those dreams come true. This is all so exciting!

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UPDATE: If you missed Deborah Howard's interview this morning (March 27, 2013) on "Talking Animals" -WMNF (88.5 FM) Tampa- click HERE and on "Click here to listen again" on top of her picture.
http://www.wmnf.org/program_specials/855
CAPS President Deborah Howard will be on "Talking Animals" on March 27 at 9am ET. As a guest, she'll discuss puppy mills, CAPS, and the CAPS' newest campaign. Listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling (813-239-9663) or e-mailing (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
Click HERE for more information.
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Publication/Event date: 2013-03-22
Publication name: Examiner.com
URL for more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/ad-campaign-brings-attention-to-puppy-mills-and-pet-stores
Summary:
One of the biggest challenges for charities and non-profit organizations is finding a way to stand out among the crowd. Most constantly having to prove in one way or another that their work is important and should be supported.

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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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Published in CAPS News
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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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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