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Check out the following pictures of the CAPS table at the "Annual Smithtown Festival Day" in Smithtown, NY.
About 15,000 people attend every year for the various vendors, entertainment, and food.
CAPS NY Director Barbara Dennihy took a booth for the second year in a row to educate consumers about pet shops and puppy mills.
There was lots of interest this year. The huge "Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills" banner had people stopping by all day to ask about the campaign and our work.
Dennihy also spoke about New York State Senate Bill S3753 and how New Yorkers can help get it passed. Passage of this bill will allow local municipalities to regulate pet dealers in NY state communities.
Thank you Barbara for your hard work and dedication!
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Published in CAPS News
Publication/Event date: 2013-04-25
Publication name: North Fork Patch
URL for more info: http://northfork.patch.com/groups/local-connections/p/puppy-mill-protestors-take-public-awareness-campaign-online
Summary:
A group of protestors who stood for months on Route 25 in Aquebogue to raise awareness about puppy mills have continued in their quest for public outreach.
Recently, the Companion Animal Protection Society embarked upon an ad campaign on the Long Island Rail Road to raise awareness.

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Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:47

Puppy Protestors Voice Safety Concerns

Publication/Event date: 2012-10-22
Publication name: NorthFork Patch
URL for more info: http://northfork.patch.com/articles/puppy-protestors-voice-safety-concerns
Summary: 
Demonstrators who have gathered outside The Puppy Experience in Aquebogue to raise awareness about puppy mills are concerned about public safety.

Barbara Dennihy, of the Companion Animal Protection Society said this week that demonstrators who congregate on Route 25 outside the store on weekends are "very concerned" about the number of cars that cross the double yellow line to enter and leave the parking lot of The Puppy Experience.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-10-05
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
URL for more info: http://riverhead.patch.com/articles/what-do-you-think-can-be-done-to-stop-puppy-mills
Summary:
For months, tempers have been flaring as protestors gather on Route 25 in Aquebogue outside The Puppy Experience to raise awareness about puppy mills.

One week, police were called to the scene after some said demonstrators should not be parking in the Aquebogue Elementary School lot.

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Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 20:00

Puppy Experience Owner: Lawsuit Coming

Publication/Event date: 2012-09-27
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
URL for more info: http://riverhead.patch.com/articles/puppy-experience-owner-lawsuit-coming
Summary:
After months of protesters gathering outside The Puppy Experience on Route 25 in Aquebogue, the matter could soon be before a judge.
Scott Kaphan, owner of the Puppy Experience, said Wednesday that information has been gathered, and is still being collected, and a "suit is coming."

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Publication/Event date: 2012-09-22
Publication name: Northfork Patch
URL for more info: http://northfork.patch.com/articles/protestors-mark-national-puppy-mill-awareness-month
Summary:
September is National Puppy Mill Awareness Month, and the protestors who have been gathering outside the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue to raise awareness plan to be out again on both Saturday and Sunday.
For months, protestors have gathered on Route 25 to educate about puppy mills, holding signs stating that many pet stores purchase dogs from puppy mills.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-09-04
Publication name: Riverhead Patch 
URL for more info: http://riverhead.patch.com/articles/puppy-experience-owner-speaks-out-about-protests
Summary:
After weeks of silence, the owner of the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue has come forward to blast the protestors who have been picketing outside his store for months -- and to set the record straight.
"I'm all about the truth," said Scott Kaphan, who owns The Puppy Experience.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-09-03
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
URL for more info: http://riverhead.patch.com/articles/police-called-on-puppy-mill-protestors-in-aquebogue
Summary:
Tensions between owners of the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue and protestors who have been demonstrating outside, hoping to raise awareness about puppy mills for the past few months, took a dramatic turn on Sunday as police were called to the scene.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-08-27
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
URL for more info: http://riverhead.patch.com/articles/attorney-for-puppy-experience-could-file-suit-as-soon-as-next-week
Summary:
Despite a cease and desist order, protestors continued to rally outside of he Puppy Experience in Aquebogue over the weekend -- and an attorney for the store's owner said a lawsuit could be filed as soon as next week.

"We don't have any objection with them raising awareness," said Ronald T. Alber, Jr. of the Commack-based Alber & Loglisci, LLP, who sent a letter recently ordering the protesters to cease and desist, or else risk the filing of legal action, including a restraining order "enjoining any further injurious conduct."

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Published in CAPS News
Publication/Event date: 2012-08-26
Publication name: The Suffolk Times
URL for more info: http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2012/08/34343/protesters-organize-in-front-of-puppy-experience-on-national-dog-day/
Summary:
Motorists driving along Route 25 in Aquebogue Sunday afternoon beeped their car horns in support of a puppy-mill protest organized in front of the pet store Puppy Experience, where several animal rights advocates held signs and handed out pamphlets.

Barbara Dennihy of the Companion Animal Protection Society, a national animal rights organization based in Massachusetts, said her group has been protesting in front of Puppy Experience from 1 to 4 p.m. every weekend for the past few months because it believes the pet store sells puppies obtained from substandard dog-breeding facilities known as “puppy mills.”

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