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Saturday, 07 September 2013 08:56

Pet store owner defies ban on puppy sales

Publication/Event date: 2013-09-05
Publication name: Fox 5 San Diego
URL for more info: http://fox5sandiego.com/2013/09/05/pet-store-owner-refuses-to-follow-law-banning-sale-of-animals/#axzz2eAgE997O
Summary:
SAN DIEGO – A pet store owner who refuses to follow a recently passed city law is in trouble with animal control officers.

David Salinas, CEO of San Diego Puppy in Grantville, shared video of a confrontation he had with San Diego County Animal Control officers at his store on Wednesday.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-08-25
Publication name: DFW.com
URL for more info: http://www.dfw.com/2013/08/25/820803/dfw-models-take-a-stand-against.html
Summary:
Kiley Wirtz Jennings, a Dallas-based model, doesn’t get many days off. But a couple of years ago, she found herself with some rare spare time and spent it, as so many of us do, on Facebook.
Except that Jennings (whose first name is pronounced “Keel-ey”) found something that shook her up.

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Friday, 23 August 2013 18:32

Puppy Parlor

Publication/Event date: 2013-08-23
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/puppy-parlor?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook
Summary:
As many know, Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) of Chicago, protests the Puppy Parlor in Lisle on daily basis. The following is a short video of the backroom of Puppy Parlor with pictures taken from the Department of Agriculture. It's quite disturbing, but this is why the CAPS group is out at Ogden and Main in Lisle, on a daily basis to stop the abuse of the poor dogs and educate the public regarding puppy mills. Puppy Parlor was in the top 100 worst puppy mills in America by the Humane Society of the United States. Puppy Parlor was the only store in the country on the list. Please see the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyw8qh5Rayg

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Publication/Event date: 2013-08-11
Publication name: Chicago Now
URL for more info: http://www.chicagonow.com/raining-cats-dogs/2013/08/chicago-pet-events-august-11-to-august-18/
Summary:
The Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) will hold an informational protest from noon until 3 p.m. at the Happiness is Pets at 15647 S 94th Ave in Orland Park. At this dog and family-friendly event, the group will highlight the connection between puppy mills and pet stores.

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Monday, 05 August 2013 09:37

Protest Puppy Mill Parlor

Publication/Event date: 2013-08-04
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/protest-puppy-mill-parlor_ea7d458e?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook
Summary:
Thank you to everyone who has joined our protests at Puppy Mill Parlor. We have not had the police called on us since we have video cameras taping our protests. So, Tammy and Mary, you can no longer flip us off, swear at us, have your puppy mill pipeline friends swear at us, flip us off, etc. Those days are over.

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Friday, 26 July 2013 10:45

San Diego Bans Sale of Puppy Mill Pets

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-25
Publication name: All Pet News
URL for more info: http://www.allpetnews.com/san-diego-bans-sale-of-puppy-mill-pets
Summary:
San Diego is the 32nd city to ban the retail sale of puppy mill pets. The new pet store ban will restrict retail stores from selling animals from potentially irresponsible breeders. The new law now requires retailers to work with city or county animal shelters, human societies and nonprofit rescue groups in place of puppy mill breeders. Pet stores will be required to have documentation for each pet.

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Editor's Note: This story was changed from its original version to reflect the fact that although a lawsuit was threatened, no legal action was ever commenced by Kaphan against CAPS.

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2013-07-22
Publication name: Northfork Patch
URL for more info: http://northfork.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/puppy-experience-owner-found-dead-in-riverhead-motel
Summary:
Riverhead town police have confirmed that Scott Kaphan, owner of the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue, has died.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:46

Protest Puppy Mill Parlor

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-15
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/protest-puppy-mill-parlor_0d094219?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook
Summary:
Thank you everyone who attends our protests daily and to the Lisle residents who have joined us! I just have to share what two strangers said to me this week. “We were going to go in Johnny’s to sit outside and have something to eat, but when we walked by Puppy Parlor, my wife had a sneezing fit. We didn’t understand, but then seen all that stuff outside, looked at it and she had to get in the car and use her inhaler. She’s very sensitive and allergic to mold.”

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Publication/Event date: 2013-07-10
Publication name: Ecorazzi
URL for more info: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/07/10/san-diego-bans-pet-stores-promotes-adoption/
Summary:
In a packed chamber hall on Tuesday, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to ban the commercial sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits city-wide. The decision was met with cheers and applause from the crowd, and a little grumbling.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:12

San Diego bans retail sales of dogs, cats

The Companion Animal Protection (CAPS), a national nonprofit that was behind ordinances in West Hollywood, Glendale, Los Angeles, Villa Park, IL and has assisted with others, introduced the San Diego ordinance over a year ago. We also investigated San Diego Puppy (had a billboard in their parking lot for 2 months) after receiving a number of consumer complaints for sick and dying puppies. A CAPS investigator worked undercover at the Hunte Corp., the largest brokerage facility in the country. Hunte does not breed but buys from breeders all over the Midwest. It then transports the puppies via semi trucks to pet shops around the country. Some puppies are flown overseas. We've investigated some of these breeders, too. We presented this evidence to the San Diego City Council. For more information go to the website for the Companion Animal Protection Society.

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-09
Publication name: U-T San Diego
URL for more info: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jul/09/san-diego-bans-retail-sales-dogs-cats/
Summary:
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — The sale of dogs, cats and rabbits will soon be banned at retail stores in San Diego, making it the 32nd city in North America to enact legislation in response to criticism of how animals are treated in commercial breeding facilities.

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