News and Press Releases

People Are Shocked To Discover Where Pet Store’s Puppies Come From

The employees at Barkworks - a pet shop chain in California - say the store doesn't sell puppy mill dogs. Rather, they claim to source their dogs from small operations. The puppies are born and raised in someone's home, they say. "We don't send people…Read more

Kitten Mills Are A Real Thing – Did You Know?

October 16, 2016 Publication: CindyLu's Muse Summary: By now, most folks have heard of puppy mills, and about all the sordid details featured by those inhumane places. And many try in earnest to get the word out that pet stores selling puppies actually obtain those adorable…Read more

These 5 Organizations Are Fighting to Make Abusive Puppy Mills a Thing of the Past in the U.S.

October 11, 2016 Publication: One Green Planet Summary: CAPS is mentioned in a list of five organizations fighting to end puppy mills in the United States.  Read the article ...Read more

Pet store owner appeals citations in court

August 9, 2016 Publication: The San Diego Union-Tribune  Summary: OCEANSIDE — The owner of a shuttered Oceanside pet store is suing the city, saying he was forced to close down after officials unfairly expanded the city’s ban on the sale of commercially bred animals. Read the article…Read more

Kitten Factories Actually Exist And They’re Terrible

A man in Australia just got busted for running a kitten factory, where kittens and cats were found riddled with infections and living in filth; 30 of the 72 Bengal cats seized were so sick they had to be euthanized. The man will pay $32,000…Read more

Kingsley kennel owner pleads guilty to making false statements

July 14, 2016 Publication: Sioux City Journal  Summary: CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Kingsley, Iowa, dog kennel operator has pleaded guilty to making false statements regarding funds involving a judgment against his company. Read the article ...Read more

Iowa dog breeder pleads guilty to filing false records

July 18, 2016 Publication: Des Moines Register  Summary: KINGSLEY, Ia. —The Massachusetts-based animal rights group Companion Animal Protection Society, which has been pushing the government to act for years, said it's past time Felts is held responsible for the conditions at his kennels."We've been investigating various…Read more

Kingsley dog breeder pleads guilty to making false statements in federal court

July 13, 2016 Publication: The Gazette Summary: Gerhard L. Felts, also known as Gary Felts, 61, operator of Black Diamond Kennel, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids to one count of making false statements to the government in connection with a civil judgment…Read more

Pet store closes amid charges of abuse

May 3, 2016 Publication: News 12 Westchester Summary: CAPS investigated American Breeders in Mohegan Lake, NY twice and in Wappingers Falls, NY once. We also went to Best Breeds, the store he owned in Mamaroneck, NY (this store changed owners and names and has since closed).…Read more

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