March 19, 2007 9:45pm CST
The Buckeye Dog Auction is coming to Middlefield. It was bought by Bylerville Enterprises and the first dog auction is April 21st. These dogs are overbred and inner bred and are passed off as purebreds and sold for high prices. They have no vet care and endure their entire lives in tiny little cages with no social contact. The conditions are horrific for them. Many of the puppies are not healthy and receive no vet care and become sick and die after being purchased through pet stores. These are puppy milled puppies. Anyone know about this?
1 person likes this
• United States
20 Mar 07
The August 26 Buckeye Dog Auction represented one of the worst experiences I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. In the absence of a USDA inspector, 300 dogs were sold at a cost between $25-$450 (this was very low in comparison to dogs auctioned in 2005). The staging area (entrance to the auction where visitors can view the "domestic livestock") smelled like a cesspool. Many of the cages lacked food, water and were covered with feces. All the dogs were scared and shaking, a very heart breaking sight. Some of the dogs had been shaved and any experienced kennel owner could tell by their feet they had been living in urine and feces. What was most disturbing was the number of dogs registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) following the winning bid. I cannot imagine that any of these breeders are improving the health, temperament and quality of purebred dogs. As a member of the Central Ohio companion animal rescue community, I've been working very diligently with animal advocates throughout the U.S. in addressing this very critical issue for Ohio citizens. For more information on our efforts, I invite you to visit our website www.BanOhioDogAuctions.com. It is my firm belief that until the public truly understands and appreciates the cruel aspect - not to mention the consumer fraud - connected with "dealing dogs", OH puppy mills will continue to generate millions of dollars for their breeders and distributors.
20 Mar 07
I've never heard of this before. What is the attraction of these dogs? Do they look a certain way? And is anything being done about it? I'd highly reccommend you create a petition and get as many people to sign it and hand it in to your local council.