This question was posed to Tuscarawas County Dog Warden Karen Slough:
Q: What impact do you feel the dog auction in Holmes County has to local shelters and to your own to-do list in your county?
A: As I stated in one of my posts, the biggest problem concerning dogs is that there are simply too many of them! When dogs become rare (like diamonds), perhaps all will have loving homes. Obviously, that will not happen anytime soon due to the relentless breeding by the puppy-millers and auctioneers who profit from canine misery.
Because there are so many beautiful dogs languishing in pounds and shelters state-wide, it is beyond my comprehension why anyone would
pay high-dollar for animals raised in cages! The best law Ohio ever passed was to recognize dogs as companion animals. Unfortunately,
the market still supports the business of dirty dog breeding so, to me, the only answer is education and media coverage.