originalcatfood (originalcatfood) wrote in showdogs,

Attention Dog Lovers - Dog Auction in Wisconsin

Our club recently received information about a dog-auction that will be taking place THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th. There will be a large number of dog breeds represented. We have confirmed that there will be Bernese Mountain Dogs auctioned as well. As of today, we are aware of 2 females and 2 males (all 3 years of age or older) Bernese Mountain Dogs that will be auctioned.

We need YOUR help!

We are encouraging ALL people to call and/or write the newspaper (Tradin' Post Times) that is advertising this event. And also to show up at the auction itself to protest the selling of companion animals to the highest bidder.

The Indianhead Kennel Club is running an ad opposing dog auctions, but the Tradin' Post (a regional weekly ad flyer) will not allow a counter-ad to be run specifically objecting to another ad they are getting paid for.

You can voice your opposition to this auction ad currently running in the Tradin' Post (see quoted content below) at TPads@core.com or call them at 715-835-5050, they need to hear from you telling them why dog auctions are wrong! There are also phone numbers published in the ad copy below. Also below are links to regional newspapers and TV stations. There is a grassroots groundswell wanting to stop this auction, but it will go on, as there is no law against it.

This is quoted from the "Tradin' Post Buyer's Guide" dated Oct 3-9

"HORST STABLES - Located 3 miles South of Thorp, WI on Hwy M - Ken 715-
559-8232; Leon Horst 715-669-3136 -
DOG AUCTION - Sat. Oct 14th at 12:30 PM -
This sale consists of many top quality breeding stock of many various breeds.
All dogs must have vet health papers and rabies shot. All dogs must be pre- consgned by Friday Oct 6, 2006. Management reserves the right to reject any dog. Catalogs will be available day of sale.
Restaurant open during all sales.
Auctioneer: Kevin Frese, WI #1375 PH 715-669-5586"
Illustrations show an English Setter and a German Shepherd, but I called
715-669-3136 and a "Ruth Horst" told me there were many breeds but was
vague and said I should call back and talk to her husband Leon.
This is to take place at the auction barn about 45 miles from Eau Claire, WI
in an area with a large Amish population.

Regional Newspapers:
Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, WI:
Pieter Graaskamp

Chippewa Herald - e-mail letters to:

TV Stations:
WEAU - Eau Claire:
(715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474
Tipster Line is (715) 839-WEAU (839-9328)

WQOW - Eau Claire:
Tipline (715) 831-1824 or (800) 594-6721
Chuck Roth
Vice President/General Manager

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