We Applaud Those Who are Helping to Raise Awareness of the Ohio Dog Auctions and their Relationship to Puppy Mills and Pet Homelessness!
12/22/11 - NBC4i - Coalition Closer to Banning Dog Auctions12/22/11 - NBC4i - Banning Ohio Dog Auctions
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".
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 failure – puppy 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
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