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Companion Animal Protection Society Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/04/2013: Companion Animal Protection Society

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: COMPANION ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY

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AKA  CAPS
Cohasset, MA
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Companion Animal Protection Society Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/04/2013: Companion Animal Protection Society

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: COMPANION ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY

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Also Known As: CAPS
Physical Address: Cohasset, MA 02025 
EIN: 58-2040413
Web URL: www.caps-web.org 
Blog URL: www.caps-web.org/blogs 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D20 Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
Year Founded: 1992 
Ruling Year: 1993 


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Mission Statement

Founded by President Deborah Howard in 1992, Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $660,002
Total Expenses $259,166

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Ms. Deborah A Howard

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As president of CAPS, Deborah Howard is responsible for overall management, program planning, and reporting. Furthermore, she handles public relations, investigations, membership development, fund-raising, consumer and employee relations, and development of educational materials. Ms. Howard has extensive experience in the communications field. Prior to starting CAPS, she ran an Atlanta-based public relations agency. She was formerly with Porter/Novelli -- the lead PR agency with the Omnicom Group --in San Francisco. Ms. Howard's work with newspapers and news services all of the country has resulted in a number of placements including the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free News, The Miami Herald, The Baltimore Sun, and Dallas Morning News. Moreoever, her numerous magazine placements include Life, People, U.S. News & World Report, Consumers Digest, Rolling Stone, Elle, Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Better Homes & Gardens, Working Woman and Entrepreneurial Woman. Ms. Howard has also worked as a radio news reporter and anchorwoman. After graduating from New College of the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Political Science, Ms. Howard earned her law degree from Santa Clara University.

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Program Description:

CAPS has a national program that actively addresses the cruel and inhumane treatment of pet shop and puppy mill dogs. This ongoing program uses the following methods: investigations, education, media relations, legislative involvement, puppy mill dog rescues, consumer assistance and pet industry employee relations.

Program Long-Term Success:

Detroit Free Press, July 12, 2006 CAPS worked with the Free Press on a series of articles about pet shops/puppy mills, USDA and internet puppies.

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CAPS actively addresses the abuse and 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.
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