We have an interview with Deborah Howard, the founder and president of CAPS in the latest episode of DogCast Radio -out now! Below is the latest news from CAPS:
Animal Planet Airs Special: Puppy Mills Exposed
Deborah Howard President of Companion Animal Protection Society Helps Expose Inhumane World of Pet Shops and Puppy Mills
(Cohasset, MA) – On Monday, April 27, 2009 at 10:00 pm (ET/PT) Animal Planet will take viewers into the world of puppy mills with “Puppy Mills: Exposed” a special episode of Animal Cops: Philadelphia. The one-hour segment features the President of Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), Deborah Howard an expert in the field of puppy mills and pet shops, as she explains the national issue of pet shop and puppy mills for viewers.
The segment uses CAPS undercover video evidence taken in USDA licensed kennels. This imagery showcases the minimum standards required by federal regulatory framework intended for wholesale kennels. In its release about the special, Animal Planet stated that “like most people, the owner had no idea that virtually all pet store puppies come from large commercial breeding facilities — many of which can be considered puppy mills.”
Please check local listings for channels and show times. For more information on the Companion Animal Protection Society please visit www.caps-web.org.
The Companion Animal Protection Society is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals, CAPS' foremost concern is the abuse and suffering of pet shop and puppy mill dogs. Founded in 1992, CAPS actively addresses this issue through investigations, education, media relations, legislative involvement, puppy mill dog rescues, consumer assistance, and pet shop employee relations.