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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: 2013-04-08
Publication name: Puppy Parlor in Lisle Sells Dogs from Puppy Mills
URL for more info: http://puppyparlorsellspuppymilldogs.blogspot.com/?view=classic
Summary:
The Companion Animal Protection Society has investigated the inhumane breeding facilities that supply Puppy Parlor in Lisle, Illinois.  Visit www.caps-web.org and see the undercover footage of Prairie Lane Kennels, Dennis & Donna Van Wyck. Tammy Coglianese buys her dogs from Oleo Acres, Conrad Kennels, and JAK'S Puppies located in Iowa. The breeders that supply Puppy Parlor have been cited by the United States Department Of Agriculture for violating the Animal Welfare Act. Read the numerous violations on 17 breeders in business with Tammy Coglianese cited by the United States Department Of Agriculture.

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Published in CAPS News
Friday, 19 April 2013 10:42

Keep Senate Bill S 3753 Alive

Message from CAPS NY Director Barbara Dennihy:
UPDATE:
Great News!!
Patty Ritchie Chair of New York State Ag and Markets has COSPONSORED the bill S 3753! This is huge.
Asking everyone here to PLEASE EMAIL ONLY, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NO CALLS!
Thank her for supporting bill S3753, her leadership, and all she is doing to help New York state and companion animals. Ask her to make it a priority to pull the bill for a vote this senate session May, June 2013. Show her the LOVE.
Also email senator Grisanti the bill sponsor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank him for his sponsorship of senate bill S 3753. Thank him for all he is doing to protect not only the citizens of our great state , also our companion animals. Ask him to urge senator Ritchie to put the bill S 3753 out for vote this senate session 2013.
Thank you all for your hard work to get this bill to where it is. We are almost at the finish line.

HELP HELP HELP !! NEW YORK STATE ANIMAL ADVOCATES
PLEASE MAKE THE CALL SEND THE EMAIL

We have to keep Senate Bill S 3753 alive so it's passed this legislative session.
This bill will allow local municipalities to regulate pet dealers to combat puppy mill abuse!
We all MUST contact the bill's sponsor, Senator Mark Grisant.
Call/write or email to thank him for Bill S3753. Ask him to keep working towards its passage in the Agriculture Committee.

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Phone: 518-455-3240
Fax: 518-426-6738
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FB Page:https://www.facebook.com/markgrisanti?fref=ts
Published in CAPS News
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 13:13

All in for animal rights

Publication/Event date: 2013-04-08
Publication name: The Herald-News
URL for more info: http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/lifestyles/19270750-423/all-in-for-animal-rights.html
Summary:
Teresa Chiletz, 40, of Joliet, participates in pet-store protests, refuses to wear fur or leather and follows a 100 percent vegan diet.

Chiletz owns two dogs and rabbits and one cat, hamster, mouse and fish, all adopted. She also serves on the board of directors for Joliet’s Cat Overpopulation Planned Endeavor, or COPE, and volunteers for the Midwest chapter of Companion Animal Protection Society, or CAPS.

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Published in CAPS News
Sunday, 31 March 2013 11:14

Protest Puppy Parlor

Publication/Event date: 2013-03-31
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://tinyurl.com/cdz92kd
Summary:
Thank you to everyone who gave up your Easter Saturday to educate the public where pet shop puppies come from. We have been outside of poopie parlor since December, every week, and we have yet to see ONE dog walked or cared for from this place. Please join us every Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00, stop puppy mills!

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Published in Puppy Parlor
Publication/Event date: 2013-04
Publication name: The Pet Gazette
URL for more info: http://duxburypetgazette.ma.newsmemory.com/ (page 6)
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. CAPS is headquartered in Cohasset, MA. The Models Against Pet Shops & Puppy Mills campaign also promotes adoption of rescue and shelter animals. Advertising components include public service announcements airing on PBS TV stations across the country, print ads, billboards, transit posters, social media efforts led by Beatrice, and related public relations and marketing efforts.
Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 13:11

Peaceful Anti-Puppy Mill Protest of Citipups

Who: Companion Animal Protection Society

What: Peaceful Anti-Puppy Mill Protest of Citipups

Where: Citipups – 147 8th Avenue, New York, New York 10011

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013; from 6:00 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST

Why: Citipups purchases dogs from known puppy mills in the Midwest. These inhumane breeders have hundreds of dogs crammed into small cages. In some cases, dogs come from trash-filled facilities that fail to pass minimum USDA requirements for sanitation. There are reported cases of dogs with preventable diseases like kennel cough, parasites, Giardia, Coccidia, Bilateral Cryptorchidism, ulcers, Demodectic Mange, and multiple infections. Lack of adequate veterinary care is rampant in most of the Citipups suppliers. Selling dogs from these mass breeders exposes consumers to sickly dogs that can cause significant financial and emotional strain. The practice is tantamount to consumer fraud.

How: CAPS President Deborah Howard will attend the protest on Wednesday at the Chelsea location of Citipups after appearing in several national and local media outlets. All week long, she will be promoting CAPS' new national advertising campaign, Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills, and working with local CAPS volunteers on the protest. During the protest, CAPS will hand out fliers and brochures to potential pet buyers. Part of our protest will include signs and talks about the cruelty of puppy mills and the pet shops that support them.

Published in Citipups
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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Published in CAPS News
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.
Published in CAPS News
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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Published in CAPS News
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