Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions is an Ohio citizen-driven, community based organization recognized as a §501(c)(4) by the Internal Revenue Service.
Citizens from across Ohio served as the catalyst for the Ohio Dog Auctions Act. These voters and taxpayers, along with thousands of voters from the humane community, strongly endorse this proposed legislation as an effective way to address a major distribution channel serving puppy-mill breeders from 15 states, many of whom have long-standing, repeat violations of the Animal Welfare Act and/or have been convicted of animal cruelty.
9:00 AM (Peaceful Rally begins at 8:00 AM)
Circleville Municipal Court
151 E Franklin Street
Circleville, OH 43113
Main Line: (740) 474-3171
CIRCLEVILLE CITY LAW DIRECTOR:
Gary Kenworthy (served as prosecutor in Mr. Beachy's court appearance on February 5, 2013).
Mr. Beachy is charged with multiple counts of violating *Ohio Revised Code 959.131 (Prohibitions concerning companion animals, first degree misdemeanor) in connection with the seizure of over 50 dogs from his facility on October 1, 2012.
(*The maximum penalty under Ohio Revised Code for 1st offense: 180 days jail and $1,000 fine; the maximum penalty under Ohio Revised Code for subsequent offenses: 12 months jail and $2,500 fine.)
Ohio SPCA served as commander in chief of this rescue effort, working in partnership with Pickaway County Sheriff’s Department and dedicated volunteers from Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions (CBODA), Rescue Me Ohio, SOS of Ohio, Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, Maple Hill Toy Breed Rescue, Save Ohio Strays, Animal House Rescue, Petite Paws Rescue Angels, All Breed Puppy Rescue, LUV4K9s and Dachshund Rescue of Ohio.
Mr. Beachy is being represented by attorney James Kingsley.
It is expected the Amish community, in particular those engaged in commercial dog breeding and dog retailing, will be supporting Mr. Beachy in his fight to win a verdict of 'innocent' in this case!
June 30, 2012 Peaceful Rally!
Recap of June 30, 2012 Peaceful Rally for Ohio's Companion Animals!
A special thanks to Donna Miller, reporter for 'Animals in the News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, who did a fantastic job capturing the essence of our event! Click here to read Donna's article, 'Rescuers buy 8 dogs from breeder and protest puppy mills: Animals in the News'
Again, we greatly appreciate the efforts of so many dedicated animal advocates across our communities!
Help serve as a strong voice for Ohio's companion animals on June 30 at the Millersburg Courthouse!
This event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of legislative efforts to address animal cruelty, Ohio dog auctions, puppy mills and breed discrimination in Ohio!
Wear red and bring signs! For anyone interested in joining a carpool, please contact Krissti at email@example.com.June 30 is also the "Thunder over Holmes County Independence Day Festival’ in Downtown Millersburg. There will be LOTS of tourists visiting Ohio’s Amish country!
URGENT ACTION REQUIRED – OHIO DOG AUCTIONS!We are encouraging everyone to email and call the following officials respectfully asking them to support a ban on Ohio dog auctions. Emphasize that you will not be spending any dollars in Holmes County until these 'puppy mill' dog auctions no longer take place in their community, and you will be asking friends, family and co-workers to do the same!
2. Representative Dave Hall (R-97) – Rep. Hall is up for re-election this November!
3. Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, Staff and Board of Directors:
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The Columbus Pet Expo is an event that is Fun For ALL AGES! Finally, something the entire family can enjoy! You will see live action shows of jumping, agility and energy! You witness fashion shows that will have smiles on every member of the crowd! There's even a food court for those that want to take a break from all of the action!
One visit and you will know why this is called "The Greatest Pet Show on Earth!"
Find out more about how you can support legislative efforts to ban 'puppy mill' dog auctions in Ohio! Join
thousands of companion animal lovers to raise awareness and help Ohio's dogs!
Help educate and raise awareness! Click here to volunteer during the Expo!