Since 1992, the Companion Animal Protection Society's primary goal has been to protect companion animals by investigating their abuse and suffering in pet shops and puppy mills. We look for two major problems areas in our investigations of federally licensed commercial breeders and brokers:
Another important front in the fight against puppy mills is their main source of income, pet shops. CAPS has worked with local officials to investigate hundreds of pet shops that buy from large-scale breeders. For years, CAPS has relied on members, local animal welfare groups, and the public to report diseased puppies and poor conditions in these businesses. We have received thousands of complaints from consumers, many which led to class-action-lawsuits and more in depth investigations of the breeders and brokers who supplied the unscrupulous pet stores.