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23ABC Bakersfield: Killing of Family Dogs by BB Gun

Kern County Family Returns Home to Find Three Dogs Shot: Two were Dead Upon returning to their home in Kern County after running errands, Rosa Fabian’s parents were shocked and horrified to find three of their six rescued dogs had been shot. Two Jack Russell…Read more

April is Prevent Cruelty to Animals Month

The Daniel Gingerich Puppy Mill Cruelty Case in Iowa Serves as Example of Weak Animal Cruelty Laws April is Prevent Cruelty to Animals Month. One of the most atrocious large-scale animal cruelty cases involved Daniel Gingerich, who operated horrific puppy mills at 10 locations in…Read more

CAPS President Deborah Howard Appears Again on NPR’s Talking Animals

Host Duncan Strauss Interviewed Howard about CAPS’  Internet Puppy Sales, Shelter Reform and Spay/Neuter Outreach Campaigns On April 3, 2024, CAPS President Deborah Howard appeared on Talking Animals on NPR affiliate WMNF in Tampa, Florida. Host Duncan Strauss interviewed Ms. Howard as a follow up…Read more

CAPS Investigator’s Journal: An Iowa Puppy Miller’s Cruelty Case

Sheltie breeder investigated by CAPS has been charged with cruelty  and forced to relinquish all of his dogs BooBear didn’t always get to nap on the couch or bark excitedly to let his family know that it was play time. He didn’t always get treats…Read more

Goldie’s Act, H.R. 1788, Reintroduced in Congress

The bill, named after an emaciated Golden Retriever from Daniel Gingerich's  horrific Iowa puppy mill, would require USDA to enforce the Animal Welfare Act. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is supposed to protect animals in federally licensed breeding and brokering facilities, which are inspected by…Read more

Grove, Tom

Breeder: Tom Grove Address: 15636 270th Ave City, State, Zip: South English, IA 52335 USDA License: none Iowa state license: none Date and time of CAPS Investigation: 11/14/22, 1403; 11/15/22, 11/18/22 1130 Weather at time of investigation: 11/14/22: 37°F and cloudy; 11/15/22: 32°F and cloudy…Read more

A Sad Outcome to the Vesterberg Animal Cruelty Case

CAPS Pursued Every Route to try to Rescue the Animals and Send Them to a Forever Home at The Gentle Barn In late May, while investigating puppy mills, CAPS’ lead investigator discovered a property, owned by Virgil Vesterberg, in Miltonvale, Kansas (pop. 539) on which…Read more

Kevin Vesterberg Charged with 10 Counts of Animal Cruelty

Animals not Seized Despite Horrific Cruelty Uncovered by CAPS and Sheriff The Ottawa County Attorney’s Office charged Kevin Daniel Vesterberg with 10 counts of animal cruelty on June 4, 2021. At his preliminary hearing on June 15, the court granted Vesterberg a continuance until July…Read more
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