I was wondering where do all these dog auctions go on and like how do people find out when and where they will be my mom thinks it would be good to go save a dog from this but doesnt know when where they are also that brings me to my poll what do you think A)dog auctions support puppy mills B)dog auctions is saving a dog no matter what
my breed specific list sends out notices when they hear of an auction so that anyone interested in specific breeds can go and get them thus saving them from years more of torture and abuse. so far, the biggest state is ohio for auctions. this is where puppymillers go to exchange stock or replace dead stock. it is the foulest thing on this earth besides the human race. if i ever saw my breed on an auction list i would go get it. i was also told that your average person needs to go with an experienced rescuer because puppymillers are very astute to picking out rescue people and you can find yourself in a load of trouble. what kind of trouble i do not know. i could care less about supporting them. i would rather save the dog from years of abuse.
There's going to be an auction around here soon. It's for a bunch of huskies that were taken from their owner because of unsanitary conditions, etc. He wouldn't turn them over, was fighting the claim. Meanwhile, the dogs were being boarded and ran up over $20,000 in bills! So they are auctioning the dogs to get their money back. I read that there will be a minimum bid for the dogs, so hopefully, they will all end up in good homes.
I feel kinda stupid now. I did not realize that dog auctions were so 'popular'. There was a n auction scheduled here in TN once and to me it was 'unheard of'. That is really sad. I have been to many cattle auctions in my life - but never a dog auction. Of course, cattle are auctioned off for different reasons.
I recently attened my first auction in MO and it was one of the hardest days of my life. Although anyone can attend an auction they are set up for breeders. They are not places to buy pets because what is auctioned off is breeding stock. The dogs recieve absolute minimum health care and exist only to make money for the breeders.
I went with an experienced auction person - and I was so glad I had someone to keep me under control and explain thigns to me. Rescuers are at many auction, usually undercover, and are removed from the premises if they create probelms. Also, if it is known a rescuer is in the crowd the prices may be bid up.
I bought my first dogs at an auction I didn't attned. Of the 25 dogs we bought, we lost one to parvo and a second is battling pneumonia. We don't know if she'll survive. They were barely fed after the decision was made to sell them so they didn't have the strength to fight off diseases.
The good news is that many breeders are either closing or decreasing the size of their operations. The flip to that is that rescues are getting swamped. But it is worth all the heartache of these auctions to know that many are dogs are saved and removed from a life of endless litters.
My question is this. What kind of breeder would attend these auctions? What happened to matching up your bitch with a dog who strengthens and compliments her characterisitics, and the other way round. What happened to going through pedigrees, and sticking to the lines you like? These auctions should be for people wanting a pet only, the problem is they will never know what health problems the poor dog has. I bet that was a sickening experience,I don't know if I could go to one. I would want every dog there.Thankyou for rescuing the 25 that you did buy. What are they like now, and what breeds, and what condition are they in?
I use the term breeder, rather than puppy miller, because some commercial kennels make an effort to at least keep the dogs healthy and their facilities clean. I've seen the mills that are so terrible I don't have words to describe them. None of them are responsible breeders.
From listening to and watching the people at the auction it seemed to me that most of them were either expanding their "stock" (their word - I abhor it) to include new breeds, replacing "stock" that isn't producing the # of puppies they want or looking for dogs that have small puppies. The keyword is small. I was totally shocked when 4 male toy poodles were brought out and 1 of them had only one testicle. He brought the highest price because he was the smallest. A medical or phsyical problem that does not interfere with popping out puppies is normally not treated and is not considered a fault. Same with Csections. Again, it shows the dog is so small that it can't deliver normally.
Genetics don't matter. They sell the dogs with almost no warranty. Bruscellis is about the only thing anyone is concerned with and that is only because it decreases puppy production.
Please don't try and make any sense about these creatures that buy and sell at auctions. The have a cash register for a heart. The only people crazy enough to go are rescuers and people who want to prolong the misery of these dogs.
Thanks for helping save the mill dogs at these auctions. Dog auctions ARE puppymillers and not commercial quality show breeders. Dogs at auction are nothing more than livestock as has been simply stated and are treated as just that. Thank goodness many mills are starting to feel the pressure of exposure to their hanice disregard for the health and well being of these poor dogs. There is no excuse for anyone to intentionally mistreat man's best freind.
I have never heard of this, and find it insane. That being said if I could rescue a dog, how do I go about finding these auctions? I'm in SW Ohio. Someone mentioned Ohio is the worst place for this type of thing, maybe I can save at least one dog.
Buddha,I don't think your area is actually the worst, unless you happen to have Amish in your community. Missouri and Pennsylvania come to mind when I think puppy mills. I hope Ohio is not one of the worst.
Most of the midwest is bad. Ohio is bad - lots of mills and almost no enforcement of the minimal laws they have.
petfinder.com is a great place to look for dogs - shelters & rescue list their adoptable pets with as much info as they have. Getting a dog from a rescue can be a great way to go because most rescues will vet the dog, check out their temperment etc. Also, if things don't work out for any reason they require you return the dog to them.
Gov Rendel in PA recently pushed for and got a new law passed that is a start at helping the dogs condemned to live their lives in mills. The law was watered down as it made it way through the legislature, but it is still a good start. One of the victories, imho, is that millers are now required to have a vet kill any dog rather than the millers being allowed to shoot or starve them to death. It also has some provisions for things like exercise, cage size etc. It's not perfect, but it's a start.
There seems to be some controversy over whether buying dogs at auctions is actually rescue. The millers (I include all commercial breeders in that goup, commercial=for profit=puppymill)don't care where the dogs go as long as they get their money. Getting a dog from an auction still puts money in the wrong hands and rewards dispicable breeding practices. I honestly don't know how I feel about. Those dogs deserve to be out of those god awful places, but I don't like the idea of a miller profiting.
I have to say, that video of the dog auction made me very mad. They are just bought and sold like cattle, which I am also offended by. What I don't understand is that why it seems that Amish people are to blame a lot. I always thought they were peaceful and didn't like to "stand out".
The amish run most of the puppymills in Pennsylvania. It's a big business for them and their motto seems to be, "they're just animals." From what I understand, they don't treat any animals very well. (There's also all those stories about sexually abusing their daughters.) I've heard horror stories about rescued draft horses that were kept in deplorable conditions and worked half to death. One horse would have been fine if his owner had bothered to keep his stall clean. Instead he lived in filth, got a skin infection, was denied any sort of care and the infection spread to the bone. Honestly it seems hypocritical to me to isolate yourself from the "immoral" modern world, yet willingly take money from petstores and brokers.