News and Press Releases

U.S. court rejects bid to overturn NYC law on sale of dogs, cats

March 2, 2017 Publication: Reuters Summary: A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a bid to overturn a New York City law imposing tough restrictions on the sale of dogs and cats. Read the article ...Read more


February 23, 2017 Publication: Global Animal  Summary: On 22 February, another coalition of animal welfare groups sued USDA to force reposting of the documents. Like organizations that sued the agency last week , the groups—the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Companion Animal Protection Society, Stop…Read more

Coalition of Animal Protection Organizations Sues USDA for Animal Welfare Blackout

February 22, 2017 Publication: Animal Legal Defense Fund Summary: Companion Animal Protection Society is part of a coalition of animal protection organizations that is suing the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for removing tens of thousands of animal welfare records from the agency’s website.…Read more

U.S. Government Gets Sued For Hiding Animal Welfare Records

February 13, 2017 Publication: The Dodo  Summary: People are trying to make sure no one gets away with hurting animals — and a lawsuit filed Monday against a U.S. government agency is fighting back against the sudden purging of animal welfare informationfrom a government website. Read the article ...Read more

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

California Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces State Bill to Ban the Retail Sale of Dogs, Cat, Rabbits

February 13, 2017 Publication: Summary: CAPS is working closely with California Assemblymember 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 Hollywood…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

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

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