Founder of National Anti-Puppy Mill Org on "Talking Animals"
My guest on "Talking Animals" March 27 will be Deborah Howard, founder and president of the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS).
Launched by Howard in 1992, CAPS is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills.
Toward that end, the scope of CAPS actions and services include addressing the suffering of pet shop and puppy mill dogs through investigations, education, media relations, legislative involvement, puppy mill dog rescues, consumer assistance, and pet industry employee relations.
CAPS is unveiling its national “Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills" campaign, which aims to educate the public about atrocities in puppy mills, and the risks associated with buying dogs at pet shops supplied by these facilities. There's a parallel, if not greater, risk in buying dogs over the Internet.
We’ll likely discuss puppy mills, CAPs, the new campaign and more when Deborah Howard speaks with us live on "Talking Animals" on March 27 at 9am ET, and listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling (813-239-9663) or e-mailing (DJ@wmnf.org).