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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 President Deborah Howard Appears on NPR’s Talking Animals

Host Duncan Strauss Interviewed Howard about CAPS' Pet Shop and Puppy Mill Work On January 31, 2024, CAPS President Deborah Howard appeared on Talking Animals on NPR affiliate WMNF in Tampa, Florida. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough time to discuss CAPS' expanded mission. CAPS' mission now…Read more

CAPS 2023 Efforts and Accomplishments

In the ongoing, critical fight against pet shops and puppy mills, 2023 presented many new challenges. But thanks to the generous support of our donors, CAPS once again scored major victories at every level: local, state, and national. Our undercover investigators went to numerous pet…Read more

CAPS Introduces California Municipal Shelter Complaint Form

Help CAPS Gather Information to Work Toward a State Law Regulating Shelters As many of you already know, CAPS has been helping to save at-risk dogs from Kern County Animal Services in Bakersfield, California. Since mid-February of 2022, we have saved close to 140 dogs,…Read more

CAPS 2022 Efforts and Accomplishments

As we all began emerging from the pandemic, 2022 presented many new challenges. Thankfully, with the generous support of our donors, CAPS was able to keep up the fight against pet shops and puppy mills, scoring major victories this year. Our undercover investigators went to…Read more

CAPS Coordinates Shelter Transfer

CAPS Coordinates Shelter Transfer for 18 at-risk  dogs from Kern County Animal Services in Bakersfield, CA to Humane Society for Southwest Washington in Vancouver, WA. Going forward, this will happen EVERY MONTH!Read more

CAPS Saves At-Risk Shelter Dogs

National Nonprofit Develops Plan for Kern County Animal Services in Bakersfield, California Onyx, a sweet, 8-year-old black and white Pit Bull, could barely walk down the street. Beaten and starving, his face covered in dog bites, he had been adopted out for free by Kern…Read more

Upper Respiratory Infections in Puppy Mills, Pet Shops and Animal Shelters

Written by Chanel Baron, DVM When considering adopting a new family pet, each person must decide where they will start looking for their new companion. Of course, some people find animals as strays or inherit them from a family member, but the majority of people…Read more

CAPS 2021 Efforts and Accomplishments

With the effects of the pandemic still weighing on all of us, 2021 has been another challenging year. Thankfully, with the generous support of our donors, CAPS has been able to weather the storm and keep fighting against pet shops and puppy mills, scoring major…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
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