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    Puppy Mill Dogs Auctioned
    Humane Society Members Anger Bidders

    UPDATED: 7:55 pm EDT April 29, 2006


    CARTERSVILLE -- After failing to halt a Bartow County puppy auction, animal rescue activists showed up at the event Saturday with thousands of dollars, and angered many in the crowd by outbidding them.

    "These animals have lived in deplorable conditions for all their lives, being bred over and over and over again," said Eden Cherry of Southern Hope Humane Society. "We want to make sure that doesn't happen again."

    Auctioneers sold 206 small-breed dogs that were taken from a puppy mill in Cartersville after the owner died. One sold for $855.

    Humane society members said they bid on dogs if they feared they would wind up in other puppy mills. One member told WSB-TV they brought $40,000 to the auction.

    Other bidders objected, with one woman shouting, "Why are you outbidding him? How rude!"

    "They feel like they're going from one cage to another, but that's not what we do," Cherry said. "We vet them and then we make sure they get wonderful homes. They're going to be somebody's housepet and not be bred again."

    Channel Two correspondent Tara Jones contributed to this report.

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    Default Re: Puppy Mill Dogs Auctioned; Humane Society Members Anger Bidders

    Puppy mills are so sad.

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    Default Re: Puppy Mill Dogs Auctioned; Humane Society Members Anger Bidders

    Quote Originally Posted by AliceInWonderland

    Other bidders objected, with one woman shouting, "Why are you outbidding him? How rude!"
    It's rude to outbid people at auctions? I've been doing it all wrong!!!

    Seriously, I am glad that the puppies aren't going back into the hands of another breeder.

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    Default Re: Puppy Mill Dogs Auctioned; Humane Society Members Anger Bidders

    Yeah really, isn't the whole point of an auction to outbid someone else? If it were one person bidding and buying, it would be called retail. Well, good for them. Puppy mills are horrible.

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    Default Re: Puppy Mill Dogs Auctioned; Humane Society Members Anger Bidders

    I'm still not sure why these mills are legally allowed to operate? Why have there been no laws passed against and enforced? It's barbarous cruelty.

    Frank, don't go painting all pet stores that way. One I know of is run by a fellow who happens to be ethical. But he's a bird breeder and doesn't sell any dogs what so ever. He does allow people to bring in their strays, puppies and kittens and he gives them away, only charging for the costs of having their shots given by him.

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    Default Re: Puppy Mill Dogs Auctioned; Humane Society Members Anger Bidders

    PetSmart is OK... I fostered some kittens once and they helped me to get them adopted. Not to mention that they work with local animal shelters to help with adoptions - that's how I got two of my cats. Plus they have a charity that goes to help homeless and abandoned animals.

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