News and Press Releases

Protesters take stand against pet stores in Santa Maria

February 11, 2017 Publication: 3KEYT Summary: CAPS and No More Pet Store Puppies 805 join forces to peacefully protest the Animal Kingdom pet store in the Santa Maria Town Center Mall just before Valentine's Day. Read the article ...Read more

Assemblyman O’Donnell introduces bill to end puppy, kitten mills

February 13, 2017 Publication: Summary: CAPS is working closely with California Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) on proposed state legislation to ban the retail sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits. CAPS, which is behind pet shop ordinances in Los Angeles, San Diego, West…Read more

The 4 Things You Can Do to Fight Back Against the USDA’s Removal of Animal Welfare Data

February 9, 2017 Publication: This Dog's Life  Summary: The article lists the different steps you can take to take action against the USDA's recent removal of pertinent animal welfare information, including its puppy mill inspection database. Read more to find out how you can help -- CAPS…Read more

The U.S. Government Is Helping Puppy Mills Hide Cruelty Now

February 06, 2017Publication: The Dodo Summary:  Inspections reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — the government agency that oversees enforcing the AWA — are no longer readily available to the public. These reports detail infractions against animal welfare at all kinds of facilities — including puppy mills, zoos…Read more

Demand that the USDA Restore Its Puppy Mill Inspection Database

February 3, 2017Publication: Summary: PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THE CAPS PETITION TO THE USDA! Demand that the USDA restore its puppy mill inspection database. Read the article ...    Read more

Wappingers Falls pet store owner barred from selling animals

January 30, 2017 Publication: Poughkeepsie Journal Summary: CAPS investigated both American Breeder stores in NY and provided evidence to the New York Attorney General. In addition, we encouraged online pet shop complainants to file a complaint with the Attorney General. The Poughkeepsie Journal featured CAPS…Read more

Local pet advocacy group strives to rid Central Coast of retail pet shops

January 18, 2017 Publication: The Sun Summary: CAPS and No More Pet Store Puppies 805 are partnering up to fight pet stores on the Central Coast in California. Read the article ...Read more

The Dog Factory: Inside the Sickening World of Puppy Mills

January 3, 2017 Publication: Rolling Stone  Summary: As the only national non-profit that investigates inside USDA licensed facilities, CAPS was instrumental in providing investigative evidence to the writer of the story, Paul Solotaroff. Read the article ...Read more

Editorial: Why won’t the USDA shut down this serial animal abuser?

November 14, 2016  Publication: The Des Moines Register  Summary: More on Gary Felts, the appalling puppy miller we investigated and provided evidence to the US Attorney on. Read the article ...Read more

These Pet Stores Are Lying to People About Where Their Puppies Come From

November 7, 2016 Publication: Care2  Summary: Pet stores around the country have come under fire for misleading customers about where their puppies come from, and now another investigation has exposed the lies and illegal practices many continue to use to get unwitting customers to think its okay to…Read more

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