Well, the new season of dog auctions in Missouri has begun. The latest flyer I've received is for a 2 day consignment sale. Many rare breeds are listed to auction including: frenchies, english bulldogs (a total of 28 females and 7 males!), dogue de bordeaux, bullmastiffs, bloodhound, ridgeback, japanese chin, kerry blue terrier, irish terrier, berners, and silky terrier. Also to be auctioned are cats: bengals, persian, burmese, scottish folds, and something called du-cats.
There are many interesting notes on the flyer. One involves APRI (the American Pet Registry Inc...I like to call it 'by millers for millers'. This is transcribed directly from the flyer: 'APRI will accept for dual registration dogs suspended at or during an auction if the registration was valid before the auction date. If a dog's registration is suspended while at an auction or attempting to enter an auction, APRI will accept that dog on the same basis as dogs accepted with valid certificates. APRI will provide temporary registration forms in this case so that the dog may then be registered at a later date.' Another note on the flyer talks about their efforts to raise money from the pet industry to erect billboards on highways to counter act the 'animal rights' groups. The billboards are sponsored by the Professional Pet Association. They have pictures of people cuddling animals and it reads: 'Born to Love...For All Walks of Life. USDA & State Licensed Professional Breeders' These signs are currently up near Hannibal Missouri, near St. Louis Missouri, and they are wanting to erect one soon near Kansas City. This idea was suggested by a legislator to remind passing motorists that professional pet producers ARE beneficial to society and that they produce an important need to society...puppies and kittens.
I forgot to mention that the auction is at 10:00am on March 23, 2002 in Wheaton Missouri.
Well, the new season of dog auctions in Missouri has begun. The latest flyer