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Suffolk County Legislature approved an amendment that will require more disclosure from pet stores and prohibit the sale of animals from proven puppy mills.

Hauppauge, N.Y., June 3, 2014 – Suffolk County became the first in New York State to take advantage of the recently signed state law authorizing municipalities to adopt stricter local regulations for pet dealers. Deputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman and Legislator William Spencer, M.D. spearheaded the changes to local law and drafted the bill with the assistance of various animal advocacy groups, including Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), and local store owners. The Government Operations, Personnel, Housing & Consumer Protection Committee had already unanimously approved the bill on May 28 and enjoyed widespread support from the community. The most important provision in Introductory Resolution 1047-14 prohibits pet shops from purchasing animals from questionable breeders with violations on their most recent USDA report.

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 15:01

Happiness Is Pets - Don't Buy The Lie

Publication/Event date: 2014-06-03
Publication name: Happiness Is Pets Sells Dogs From Puppy Mills
URL for more info: http://happinessispetslies.blogspot.com/2014/06/happiness-is-pets-dont-buy-lie.html
Summary:
Happiness Is Pets is a pet store in Illinois that sells dogs from puppy mills. They have a new website and facebook page with pictures of the puppy mills they use. Don't they look great? I just love the one picture of the dogs frolicking in the field of flowers! So pretty and cute!

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Message from Speak Up for Minnesota Dogs and Cats Coalition:

DOG AND CAT BREEDER REGULATION BILL SIGNED INTO LAW!!

We have great news! Governor Dayton signed the Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill (H.F. 3172) into law today (May 20, 2014) which included the dog and cat breeder regulation bill! This means the Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation bill is now officially law in the State of Minnesota!

THANK YOU for all of your calls, letters, emails, contacts with legislators, and support over the past several years! We finally did it.
Published in CAPS News
Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00

Bea the Belle of the Ball

Publication/Event date: 2014-05-16
Publication name: Bea’s Beat
URL for more info: http://www.caps-web.org/blogs/bea/2014/05/16/bea-the-belle-of-the-ball/
Summary:
On April 30, 2014, CAPS held a cocktail party at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center to celebrate the launch of our “Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills” ad campaign in all of the MBTA commuter trains and at 20 stations in Boston. Even though I had to share the spotlight with ALL of my bratty brothers (Spencer, Wylie, and Oliver), that didn’t stop me from being CAPS’ fabulous spokesmodel. I had so much fun! Hopefully, Mother will be organizing more cocktail parties in the near future.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-04-30

Publication name: Wicked Local

URL for more info: http://cohasset.wickedlocal.com/article/20140430/NEWS/140439743
Summary: 
Meet and take photos with Loren and Wally from 105.7 WROR-FM, local TV news legend Susan Wornick, and Boston Herald columnist and radio host Jaclyn Cashman at the Companion Animal Protection Society’s (CAPS) MBTA Ad Campaign Launch Party.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-03-07
Publication name: The Dodo
URL for more info: https://www.thedodo.com/nyc-proposes-ban-on-puppy-and--456285376.html
Summary:
After years of lobbying by animal welfare organizations, New York City has introduced legislation that will prohibit the sale of pets bred in puppy mills and kitten mills, and also impose strict new requirements on animal care in pet stores.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 17:08

Orland Park may outlaw 'puppy mill' sales

Publication/Event date: 2014-04-08
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/orland_park_homer_glen/ct-meeting-orland-park-tl-ssw-0410-20140408,0,1606114.story
Summary:
Orland Park trustees are considering banning the sale of pets raised by commercial breeders, which critics call "puppy mills," in village pet stores.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-04-08
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2014/04/almost-home-foundation-when-rescue.html#.U0RMC61dWfU
Summary:
While no one person or organization is perfect, there are some that really know how to succeed. You can find rescue organizations anywhere and everywhere these days. Many people are eager to start one of their own, but that doesn't mean they're all worth their salt. Almost Home Foundation is a pet rescue in the Chicagoland area that has made a world of difference in the lives of many dogs and cats, and their adoptive families. You can hear founding members uttering "9 years, over 9,000 dogs and cats rescued" as they now celebrate their ninth anniversary.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-04-05
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2014/04/puppy-parlor-in-lisle-il-closes-goodbye.html#.U0HZba1dWfU
Summary:
There are many today who are breathing a sigh of relief - not for themselves, but for the welfare of dozens of dogs. And there are others who are witnessing firsthand the heartbreaking effects of the previous callous, inhumane treatment of those same dogs. This is a time for victory celebrations, for a Companion Animals Protection Society mission successfully accomplished, and for the sweet scent of freedom these dogs now enjoy thanks to Almost Home Foundation. Puppy Parlor Pet Shop in Lisle, IL with it's back room puppy mill, has closed it's doors and handed 35 dogs over to the rescue.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-03-19
Publication name: Naperville Sun
URL for more info: http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/petsuit-NAP-03212014:article
Summary:
Current and former dog owners whose pets were sickened or died after purchasing their puppies at a local pet shop sustained a legal setback this week, but they have vowed to press on.

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