On Saturday April 3 I attended a meeting to discuss the ballot initiative to have dog auctions banned in the State of Ohio. I am now collecting signatures on a petition so we can have this put on the ballot next year. Dog auctions are the leading source of dogs used for breeding by puppy mills and backyard breeders. If we are to put an end to the horrors of puppy mills, we need to start with the dog auctions. Pennsylvania already passed a law against this and we can too!
Please check out the site for more information on this subject. You can even download petitions there if you want.
A couple of weeks ago I helped transport 3 little Schnauzers, about 2 years old, that were obviously from a backyard breeder or a puppy mill. When we put them on the ground for their potty break, they had no idea how to stand on concrete. They had always been on wire floors. Their feet curled under and their toenails were too long. When I picked them up, they clung to me for dear life, and I am sure they had never been held by a human before. They were afraid to make eye contact with me at first but little by little they began to trust me and even licked my hand once or twice.
We drove them to a rescue where they were groomed and fed and shown love for the first time. They are now safe in foster homes and learning how to play with toys and hopefully will be adopted soon.
We need to put an end to puppy mill so no dogs suffer like these babies did.
Please support the Ban on Ohio Dog Auctions!!
Stories from the Dog Rescue Railroad.
- Debbie Eades
- Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
- I am the author of Every Rescued Dog Has a Tale and a volunteer with many dog transport groups on the internet. ALL profits from the sale of the book have gone to dog rescue groups and rural animal shelters. Follow me on http://www.twitter.com/debeades