I applaud Oprah Winfrey for dedicating an entire show to the issue of puppy mills, rescue dogs and unwanted animals in shelters.
It’s wonderful to see a media powerhouse like Oprah getting behind a cause that The Companion Animal Protection Society has been dedicated to for over sixteen years. We truly hope that this is only the first of an ongoing series.
Oprah’s show featured special correspondent Lisa Ling investigating puppy mills, which Ling calls “horrific” and “haunting.” Winfrey says the show is “for anybody anywhere who loves a dog, has ever loved a dog, or just cares about their basic right to humane treatment.”
Based in the greater Boston area, CAPS is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to the protection of companion Animals and is the top investigative force of pet shops and puppy mills in the United States.
CAPS has investigated more than 1,000 puppy mills – mostly USDA licensed breeders and brokers – in the United States and handles pet shop complaints from all over the United States and Canada. CAPS has also rescued a number of unwanted dogs from pet shops and puppy mills and placed them in loving homes.
To raise awareness about the horrors of the pet shops and puppy mills, CAPS has generated stories with the following media: CNN, “Dateline,” “20/20,” “Hard Copy,” Reader’s Digest, Life, People, Detroit Free Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer (two front page articles) and numerous local television news stations and newspapers.