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Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Amber, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Amber

    Amber New Member

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    My school is having a fundraiser this weekend. It's an auction of some sort. One of the auction "items" is an 8 week old black lab puppy! WTH?? Why would they offer a dog to anyone willing to pay the most?? What if the person is a terrible dog owner?? (Which is wayyy likely seeing as they'd be buying a presumably puppy mill or BYB dog from a high school auction) I am just SOOO annoyed. I wish I could buy the dog and get it into rescue, but I probably couldn't afford it. GRR!
     
  2. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Can you go to the organizers and politly tell them why this could be a very bad idea for the pup. I mean fund raising is great but not at some animal's expense.
     
  3. Amber

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    I tried but they could care less. As long as they make a few hundred bucks. I don't understand that at all. It's a school with 1400+ students that pay tuition. Making a few hundred dollars on a puppy should not matter to them.
     
  4. tessa_s212

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    I would go to the board with resources and information to back up your opinion and concerns for the poor puppy.
     
  5. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    Holy Crap is that even legal. That poor puppy. Well whatever happens I really hope that the puppy ends up in a good home. The poor thing
     
  6. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Perhaps you could go at the angle of how bad it makes the school look. How socially irresponsible it is, and how it sends a bad message the public, and reflects badly on students and staff?
     
  7. Amber

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    I'll try again. I could get my counselor behind me, probably, since I know she's a big animal person..
     
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    This may or may not be as a bad as it looks. I like Dekka's idea but look into it first.

    I know the children's cancer hospital did a chinese auction a few years ago...one of the items was a big basket of puppy toys and supplies, along with a free adoption from the local shelter. My best friend's little brother had just beat leukemia and his parents promise him a puppy for it...a bunch of people bought tickets in his name and he ended up winning. He was like 9 then and named the pup Ruby because she was a "precious gem"...she's the sweetest pittie girl and my favorite dog by proxy.

    Find out where the pup is coming from, etc. I imagine if people don't WANT a puppy, they're not going to auction for it...and i'm sure if it's coming from a shelter they'll take precautions to make sure it isn't going anywhere horrible.
     
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    Call your local rescues and try to get them involved.

    Threaten to call the paper,news-and do.


    Write a well thought out letter and send it to all the board members.



    If they had something like qualified buyer maybe I'd feel better about it but I think it gives the kids a bad idea about getting pets.
     
  10. Kye&Rio

    Kye&Rio Doggy Rehab

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    Wow hey? What people won't do for money.

    I agree with the above posters. An animal shouldn't be auctioned off like a painting or home made clothing.
     
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    yikes..that's no good!
    I hope that they will change their minds as a puppy being the auction prize. Poor pup! good luck and sending positive vibes your way so you can help this pup!
     
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    theresa92841 Gigi Monster & Evil Puppy

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    I don't think it is that bad. I would only bid on a puppy if I wanted a puppy. And if somebody wants the lab puppy and the school can make money, the puppy can end up with people who want it and have a neat story to tell about their "auction" puppy.
     
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    This bothers me too . I was very anti this when a lab was donated for a Down Syndrome cause . Ended up that the donor was in cahoots with the highest bider who wanted the pup and paid more through the auction . Everyone won !





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