Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions
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.

Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions

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.

We Applaud Those Who are Helping to Raise Awareness of the Ohio Dog Auctions and their Relationship to Puppy Mills and Pet Homelessness!

ACTION ALERT!
  Substitute 130 (aka Ohio 'Puppy Mill' bill) is a SEPARATE piece of legislation from our 2012 citizens-initiated statute, Ohio Dog Auctions Act!  Click here to read the article, "Ohio Breeder Bill Goes to Gov". 

Mary OConnor-Shaver, left, at the Cincinnati Pet Expo speaks with supporters Joyce Tudor and April 07/24/13 - Cleveland Scene - Caged: How Ohio Politicians Keep the State's Puppy Mill Business Booming with Little Regulation 

06/27/13 - Animal Law Coalition - Proposed OH Puppy Mill Regulations "Terrible" 


05/13/13 - Bargain Hunter - Dog kennel inspectors will be focused on Holmes county, surrounding areas
 

11/29/12 - The Best Friends Blog - After decades of frustration, a new strategy against puppy mills 

Excerpt from this article:


In the case of puppy mills the greatest efforts have gone into exposing the horrors of factory farming pets, with the intent of generating public support for legislative measures that will improve conditions in high-volume breeding operations. Decades of such a strategy have proved to be an unmitigated failurepuppy mills continue to pump out millions of pets every year while animals continue to suffer. This is hardly surprising given that puppy mills are regulated by agricultural departments at the state and federal levels, and agribusiness, which sides with the mills, is a powerful lobby and sees every concession to humane interests as the thin end of the wedge for broader, animal-friendly reform in farming.

11/29/12 - Cincinnati, Editorial - Who is watching Ohio's pet vets?
 

11/22/12 - Local 12 WKRC - Crack Down on Puppy Mills

11/20/12 - 19 Action News, Editorial - Pet Peeved

09/18/12 - The Toledo Blade, Editorial - Regulate puppy mills
 
             
09/12/12 - The Toledo Blade - 
Local leader testifies about puppy mill law 

08/12/12 - Cleveland.com, Letter to the Editor - 
Ohio puppy mill bill is toothless: letter to the editor 

07/12/12 - OrvisNews.com - Damning USA Today Report on Ohio Dog Auctions
  

07/09/12 - WKYC - Dog auctions accused of animal cruelty
 

07/05/12 - Cleveland Plain Dealer - 
Rescuers buy 8 dogs from breeder and protest puppy mills: Animals in the News   

06/08/12 - Columbus Dispatch -
Dog auctions won't be on ballot 


05/03/12 - ONN - Animal Welfare Officials Working To Shut Down Puppy Mills  

04/25/12 - Toledo Blade, Editorial - 
No more dog auctions  

04/21/12 - Toledo Blade - Deadline nears for dog auction  

04/17/12 - Cleveland Plain Dealer, Editorial
Targeting dog auctions in Ohio  

04/15/12 - Sunny 95, Inviting Conversations
A discussion about puppy mills and dog auctions 

04/07/12 - Columbus Dispatch, Letter to the Editor
Puppy mills must end 

04/06/12 - NBC41
Nine Signatures Want Your Signature To Get On A Ballot 

03/15/12 - WKRC, Local 12
Ohio Voters May Get To Vote On Proposal to Ban Dog Auctions  

03/12/12 - The Post Newspapers, Letter to the Editor - Ohio must make animal cruelty laws high priority 

02/9/12 - The Other Paper - 
Woof!  Ohio's legislature focus's its efforts on...dogs? 
         
02/7/12 - City Beat -
Breeding Ground, Lack of dog auction regulation draws out-of-state dealers
 


02/3/12 - Columbus Dispatch, Editorial - Dogged effort 

01/31/12 - The Oxford Press - Auctions, puppy mills to blame for increase in unwanted dogs

01/28/12 - Columbus Dispatch -
 Ohio lawmakers to consider dog auction ban 
01/28/12 - 13 ABC (Toledo) - Ohio group clears step in dog auction ban effort 


01/24/12 - Westlake/Bay Village Observer  - Petition shows support for dog auction ban
01/24/12 - Ohio Akron Beacon Journal, Letter to the Editor  -
 Push for animal rights 

01/23/12 - Toledo Blade  -
 Ohio group seeks to ban dog auctions 

01/21/12 - Examiner  - Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions Exceeds Signature Goal for Ballot Initiative 

01/19/12 - Columbus Dispatch  - Signatures collected to prompt action on dog auctions 

01/13/12 - WOUB News - Group Wants Ohio to Ban Dog Auctions


01/12/12 - DogHeirs - Proposed Ohio Dog Auctions Act Stops Distribution for Puppy Mill Breeders 

01/11/12 - WOSU All Sides with Ann Fisher  - Efforts to Ban Puppy Mills and Dog Auctions in Ohio/Open Forum 
01/11/12 - The Athens News, Letter to the Editor - Please sign petitions to end quarterly dog auctions in Ohio

01/10/12 - Cincinnati Animal News Examiner  - Group works to ban dog auctions in Ohio 

01/8/12 - Tanglewood Hairdressers  -
 Dog auction petition signatures being certified  

01/7/12 - Pack Mentality  -
 Pack Line Headlines: Dog auctions, dog lawsuit and puppy mill legislation  

01/6/12 - Cleveland Scene  - Puppy Sales on Hold at Ohio Dog Auction   

01/5/12 - Cleveland Plain Dealer  - Ohio dog breeders association owns shuttered Farmerstown dog auction  

01/3/12 - Life with Dogs  -
 Ohio Dog Auctions: Going...Going...Gone  

12/31/11 - Columbus Dispatch, Letters to the Editor  - Ohioans deserve a say on puppy mills  

12/30/11 - Orvis  - Ohio One Step Closer to Banning Dog Auctions 

12/28/11 - Statehouse News Bureau -
 Group files petition to put before voters a law banning dog auctions 
           

12/27/11 - Columbus Dispatch - Dog-auction ban a step closer                      

12/22/11 - NBC4i - Coalition Closer to Banning Dog Auctions12/22/11 - NBC4i - Banning Ohio Dog Auctions

11/23/11 - Circleville Herald - Locals petition to ban dog auctions

11/01/11 - The Daily Record, Letters to the Editor - Dog auction ban petitions available

04/06/11 - NBC 4 - Animal Advocates Lobby Bills Against Animal Cruelty

03/30/11 - Pet Connection - Dog auctions: Where puppy millers do their dirty business 

02/28/11 - WTOV News 9 - Ohio Dog Auctions: Inhumane Practice or Closely Regulated Business? 

02/07/11 - WKRC Local 12 - Animal Activists Push To Ban Dog Auctions

01/31/11 - Examiner - The Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions Gears up for Strong 2011

01/13/11 - Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM - Speaking For Spot (Blog) - Dog Auctions

12/31/10 - WKBN - Rescues Hopeful Dog Auctions Will be Banned in 2012

12/30/10 - WHIO TV - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd Time
12/30/10 - WTTE Fox 28 - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time 
12/30/10 - The Medina Gazette - Ohio dog auction ban fails for second time
12/30/10 - The Morning Journal - Ban on Ohio dog auctions fails for 2nd time
12/30/10 - WKRC Local 12 - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short second time
12/30/10 - Times Union - Ohio dog auction ban fails for second time
12/30/10 - Fox 19 - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time
12/20/10 - WTOL 11 - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time
12/20/10 - Canton Rep - Petition to ban Ohio dog auctions falls short again
12/30/10 - WSYX ABC 6 - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time
12/30/10 - WKBN - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time
12/30/10 - Zanesville Times Recorder - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time
12/30/10 - Toledo Blade - Ohio dog auction foes to try again after proposed ban doesn't draw enough signatures second time
12/30/10 - Chillicothe Gazette - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time
12/30/10 - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time
12/30/10 - Marion Star - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time
12/30/10 - Times Reporter - Ban on Ohio dog auctions falls short 2nd time
12/30/10 - Fox 8 Cleveland - Setback for Proposed Dog Auction Ban
12/30/10 - Columbus Dispatch - Efforts to ban dog auctions gathers too few signatures

12/29/10 - The News-Herald - Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions is closer to getting on state ballot

12/28/10 - Town Crier Online - Fight continues to end Ohio dog auctions

12/27/10 - Mentor Patch - Resolve to Ban Dog Auctions

12/24/10 - Cleveland.com - Animals in the News: Dog Auctions

12/09/10 - Examiner - Ohio Dog Auctions - What are their fate?

12/01/10 - NBC4i - Advocates Pushing To Get Dog Auctions Banned in Ohio

11/29/10 - Columbus Dispatch - Advocates pushing state to ban dog auctions

11/15/10 - The News-Herald - Petitioners pushing to ban Ohio dog auctions

10/04/10 - Animal Law Coalition - Ohio Giving Commercial Dog Breeders a Pass on Taxes

09/27/10 - The News-Herald - Feds: Some Ohio kennels 'problematic'

09/27/10 - The News-Herald - Coalition wants to see improper 'puppy mills,' 'dog auctuions' regulated in Ohio

09/01/10 - USA Today - Animal activists' start-ups help pets, inspire people

07/29/10 - WKBN.com - Activists: Ban Dog Auctions in Ohio

07/29/10 - The Vindicator - Group vows a fight with bite to ban dog auctions 

Excerpt from this article:

NORTH LIMA -- Dr. Donald Allen, a Boardman veterinarian (and Ohio Farm Bureau member), said he’s dealt with pets bred in puppy mills and sold at dog auctions for years.

“When someone comes in to me with their dog, I tell them that puppy mills aren’t about quality,” he said. “It’s hard to educate people.”

07/28/10 - Business Journal Daily - Activists Move to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions

07/26/10 - Business Journal Daily - Angels for Animals to Meet on Dog Auctions

Excerpt from this article:

CANFIELD -- Reputable breeders stand behind the puppies they sell, says Tari Kridler, who’s been breeding German Shepherds more than 20 years and is a strong supporter of the drive to ban dog auctions.

“Breeding dogs to the breed standard is not easy,” she says. 

When Kridler breeds her dogs, she says she does it to ensure the standard and purpose of the breed: shape of the head and feet, length of the back, level of intelligence and agility to perform tasks such as herding sheep or working as a police dog are all taken into consideration. Reputable breeders are interested in quality, not quantity, she emphasizes. 

07/21/10 - Cleveland Scene - Amish Dog Breeders Face Heat

07/07/10 - The Daily Jeffersonian, Letters to the Editor - Ohio Dog Auctions Bad for Ohio

07/02/10 - Statehouse News Bureau - Activists working against puppy mills concerned that deal on humane ballot issue won't help. 

06/24/10 - Pet Views and News - What's Up with Ohio?

06/23/10 - Westlake Bay Village Observer - Help End Puppy Mills: Join the Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions

06/22/10 - Columbus Examiner - Ohio groups work to ban dog auctions 

06/08/10 - NBC4i - Groups Fighting Puppy Mills, Dog Auctions
06/08/10 - Times-Reporter - One dog's incredible journey, Frankie wandered out of wooded area

05/27/10 - Philly Dawg - Part 2: TV report exposes conditions at Ohio dog auction
05/27/10 - Philly Dawg - TV report exposes conditions at Ohio dog auction

05/19/10 - Westlake/Bay Village Observer - Help end Ohio puppy mills: Ban Ohio Dog Auctions ballot initiative needs your help!

05/10/10 - The Times Reporter - Coalition against dog auctions finds ally

04/29/10 - The Lantern (Ohio State University) - Dog treatment a concern, but especially in Ohio

04/28/10 - The Times Reporter - Coalition meeting cancelled

04/22/10 - The Times Reporter - SPECIAL REPORT: Dog auction ban sparks passion on both sides of issue. Pro: Coalition hoping to put an end to dog auctions, raffles
04/22/10 - The Times Reporter - SPECIAL REPORT: Dog auction ban sparks passion on both sides of issue. Con: Breeders stepping forward to defend their practices

04/16/10 - The Daily Record - Anti-auction dog group plans meeting, but can't find place to have it

Excerpt from this article's Forum:

Holmes County has Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse issues, ESPECIALLY on the Eastern side. Anyone that wants to dispute that, Get your head out of the sand and read your Daily Record. These are the same "people" (Eastern Holmes County) that have the majority of puppy mills. I am so glad this issue has been exposed.

04/06/10 - The Daily Record - 
Trainers emphasis getting pets, work dogs from trusted breeders

Excerpt from this article:

MILLERSBURG -- Socialization is key to a dog's development and is something lacking in commercial breeder operations, according to professionals who work with dogs.

Whether acting as police K9 units, assisting the blind or the elderly, temperament is key to a dog who serves its owner. Working dogs often represent the best of their breed, and the people who train and use them depend on animals that are free of ailments associated with poor breeding.

When selecting dogs, trainers said they tend to use trusted breeders or have their own breeding program to avoid the problems often associated with "puppy mills," where the motive is profit rather than improvement of the breed.

Temperament begins with birth, Brigadoon Kennels owner Jim Wright said.

"When you're breeding 200 to 300 puppies at a time, they're not getting the proper attention," said Wright, who teaches pet related training. "Look to people who know dogs. They have their own breeding programs."

04/08/10 - The Athens News Letter to the Editor - Support ban on dog auctions

04/06/10 - 19 Action News - Ohio Dog Auction Act

04/05/10 - Times Reporter - Puppy mills targeted, Meeting to be held in Dover to educate public about ballot initiative

04/02/10 - The News-Herald Blog (Pets Unleashed) - April 1 update on dog auction ballot initiative

04/01/10 - Ohio.com - Why Ohioans should support a ban on dog auctions

03/31/10 - Cincinnati Examiner - Updates to the banning of dog auctions

03/31/10 - The Budget - Ban Ohio Dog Auction group met with opposition in Holmes county

03/30/10 - Fox 19 Morning News - Puppy Mill Petition

03/28/10 - Mansfield News-Journal - Opinion Shapers: Animal cruelty, in all its forms, needs to end

03/19/10 - Sun Sentinel - Ballot issue could help end puppy mill activities

03/17/10 - Sun Sentinel - The Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions to host meeting at the Avon Lake Public Library

03/10/10 - Animal Law Coalition - The Ballot Initiative to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions - Watch What Happens

03/07/10 - The Free Press - Support the Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions

03/05/10 - Fairfield Town Crier - Local groups join signature drive to stop dog auctions in Ohio

03/04/10 - Best Friends Animal Society (Puppies Aren't Products) - Sending a Message to Ohio Legislators on Dog Auctions

02/28/10 - Ohio Federation of Dog Clubs -
Dog Auctions

02/26/10 - The Post (Ohio University) - Humane Society ranks Ohio low

02/24/10 - The Jackson County Telegram - Local meeting slated on banning of dog auctions

02/21/10 - The Athens News Letter to the Editor Support petition effort to make dog auctions and raffles illegal in Ohio
02/21/10 - Lancaster Eagle Gazette -
Group seeks to stop puppy mills, dog auctions

02/15/10 - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - Ohio group seeks ban on dog auctions

02/14/10 - Mansfield-News Journal - Group wants dog auctions banned in Ohio

02/05/10 - Best Friends Animal Society (Puppies Aren't Products) - UPDATE: Ohio Dog Auctions Act

02/02/10 - Star News Online - Two animal welfare ballot measures proposed in Ohio

01/27/10 - Westlake/Bay Village Observer - Dog auctions in Ohio need to be banned!

01/24/10 - The Morning Call - Dog deluge? Not yet

01/21/10 - Ohio Federation of Dog Clubs - MEDIA RELEASE!  Ballot Initiative (Ohio Dog Auctions Act) - 'Phase 2 Relaunch'

01/20/10 - Care 2 (support animal welfare) - Ban Dog Auctions in Ohio
01/20/10 - The News-Herald Blog (Pets Unleashed) - Dog auction ballot initiative relaunches with a vengeance

01/18/10 - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) - 
OH: Ban the Dog Auctions - Sign the Petition Today! 

01/12/10 - Pet Views and News -
Efforts to End Ohio's Dog Auctions Continue

01/11/10 - The News-Herald - Activists want to ban dog auctions

01/08/10 - Cleveland Plain Dealer - Petition drive to ban dog auctions and curb Ohio puppy mills continues: Animals in the News

01/06/10 - The News-Herald Blog (Pets Unleashed) -
Meeting with Senator Grendell to discuss Ohio Dog Auctions Act

12/28/09 - The News-Herald Blog (Pets Unleashed) - Dog auction ban effort will continue in 2010

12/14/09 - Sun Messenger Letter to the Editor - Voters needed to sign a petition to ban dog auctions in Ohio

12/11/09 - Cleveland Plain Dealer - Effort to ban dog auctions requires 120,700 signatures: Animals in the News

12/10/09 - Savanah Pets Examiner (Dena Stapleton) - Ohio Dog Auctions - What are their fate?

12/07/09 - Puppy Mill Politics and the Ohio Dog Auctions Act

12/04/09 - Animal Law Coalition -
Help Ban Ohio Dog Auctions!

12/01/09 - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) - OH: Ban Dog Auctions - Sign the Petition Today!

11/24/09 - Philly Dawg - Crusading for puppies and pigeons 

11/21/09 - The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Flight to Ohio rescues 'puppy mill' dogs

11/02/09 - Pet News and Views - Ohio Dog Auctions Affects All of Us 

11/01/09 - Thoughts Fur Paws - Ohio Dog Auction Ban Needs Signatures

10/30/09 - Best Friends Animal Society (Puppies Aren't Products) -
Ohio Petition to Ban Dog Auctions
10/30/09 - Ohio.com (Akron Beacon Journal) - Puppy mills muddy Issue 2 debate


10/26/09 - Animal Law Coalition - Ballot Initiative to Stop OH Dog Auctions

10/21/09 - Philly Dawg, Wednesday Wag Oct. 21 - Under the Capitol dome

10/16/09 - Pet News and Views - Dog Auctions and Puppy Mills

10/14/09 - Cleveland Plain Dealer -
Group gets OK to pursue dog law
10/14/09 - The Columbus Dispatch - Group gets OK to pursue dog law
10/14/09 - 89.7 WKSU - Effort to ban dog auctions gets approval to gather signatures

10/13/09 - Cincinnati.com - Signature gathering OK'd for dog auction measure
10/13/09 - Dayton Daily News - Signature gathering OK'd for dog aucion measure
10/13/09 - Fox 59 Indianapolis - Ohio panel clears way for supporters to gather signatures to ban dog auctions
10/13/09 - Mansfield News Journal - Signature gathering OK'd to pursue dog law
10/13/09 - Springfield News Sun - Signature gathering OK'd for dog auction measure
10/13/09 - Toledo on the Move - Possible state ban on dog auctions
10/13/09 - Vindy.com Newswatch - Signature gathering approved for dog-auction measure
10/13/09 - WKYC.com - Signature gathering OK'd for dog auction measure
10/13/09 - WLIO.com - Signatures for ban on dog auctions OK'd
10/13/09 - Gongwer Ohio Report - BALLOT BOARD MOVES DOG AUCTION ACT FORWARD
10/13/10 - Statehouse News Bureau - Animal-rights advocates get their proposal banning dog auctions closer to the ballot
10/13/09 - Jennifer Brunner, Ohio Secretary of State - Ohio Ballot Board Approves Dog Auctions Act as One Subject Issue: Petitioner Group May Begin to Circulate

10/05/09 - Jennifer Brunner, Ohio Secretary of State - Certification/Initiative Petition proposing the "Ohio Dog Auctions Act"


10/02/09 - Richard Cordray, Ohio Attorney General - Statewide Ballot Issues Update  

09/29/09 - Philly Dawg - "PA kennels shed breeding stock before new kennel law takes effect"

06/10/09 - The Columbus Dispatch - Critics seek ban on dog auctions, see link to 'puppy mills'

03/25/09 - The Budget (Sugarcreek, Ohio) - Puppy mill protesters promote awareness in Holmes County
 

02/28/09 - The Columbus Dispatch - Animal advocates may push for ban on dog auctions  

03/07/08 - Newsday - Dog auctions a controversial topic 

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