I've been to the auction on Rt. 557 to view things first hand. I, like Double R Farms friend, went out of curiosity. I have met Irven Raber and seen Michael Glass at this auction...all in one visit. I've seen the vet inspection prior to being placed on the auction block and I can tell you this, anyone of you could do that vet examination and personally before any animal is allowed out of a vehicle there should be a health certificate and an attending veterinarian to look over the said animal. The auction itself is part responsible for not setting guidelines and mandatory health clearances. Animals were under weight, runny eyes, matted fur and many other issues.
I also had a cell phone present along with my husband. I witnessed many rescuers bidding and buying these animals and several times pulled my cell phone out and not once did anyone say anything.
The young men that handled the auctioned dogs need to learn some compassion and be alittle more understanding as well.
This auction brings many from out of state. I witnessed an individual from PA pull in with a vehicle and the trunk was full of puppies. Though they looked much healthier then what was already there but transporting puppies crammed in your trunk from PA and in the back seat??!! The dog warden took the pups and the man was cited.
There are some Amish who really do want to do the right thing but they need to stand up for what they feel is right and report who is causing these issues. Irven Rabar is part of the Ohio Professional Breeders Association which the member list is mostly made up of Amish. What kind of Professional Association is this??? They have no guidelines or requirements to join. How can all members be Professional??
In the end the dog is what suffers and families who want to love and protect these animals get heart broken with children crying themselves to sleep because the puppy they thought they could save ends up fatally ill or short lived because it did not get the care it needed at a young age.
As a breeder, you owe it to your dogs to properly care and provide for them. It isn't much but the rewards are unlimited.
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