THORP DOG AUCTION WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 11 MARCH 2009. WE'LL BE THERE --
Horst Stables, Thorp, WI
Protesters will meet at 9:30 at the Northside Park in Thorp.
Organized by the Clark County Humane Society
Let's prove that humane people care enough to protest
no matter what day of the week they have their auction!
for details and driving directions.
to be Auctioned
Note on Horst Stables Website
for this auction: "Small breed dogs and puppies accepted, 3 years old down
to 8 weeks old only!"
We will be meeting at 9:30
at the Northside Park in Thorp. If you cannot make it to the park before the
auction, please join us at the auction site. Public preview of the dogs
will begin at 10:00 am, with the auction itself beginning at 12:30 pm.
It will be a cold, damp day, so
please dress appropriately. Wear your orange t-shirt over your jacket; if you
don't have a orange t-shirt, or
click here to order.
Please bring a sign. If you don't
have your own protest sign -- don't worry, we'll have extras! Cameras aren't
allowed inside the auction buildings, but we would love to have more photos of
We have been asked if
people should "buy" or rescue" these dogs. We are asking for an
all-out boycott of this event. We have studied the numbers from past
auctions and believe that the dogs being offered at this auction are not mill
cast-offs but were, in many cases, purposely bred to supply AUCTION BUYERS,
including rescue groups.
Buying at the auction will simply
mean that it will be profitable. If it is profitable it will continue and MORE
dogs will be bred for sale at future Thorp Dog Auctions. That said, we do
understand compassion for the dogs being sold on March 11, 2009 and know that
there will be some who will buy. We understand both sides of the situation, and
hope that in the long run, not buying will produce the best outcome to end
these auctions altogether. Please read:
No Longer Buy at Auctions, written by the director of a rescue that used to
raise thousands of dollars to buy and rehab dogs from mill auctions.
Additional information on the
specifics of this event have been posted by our friends at Clark County Humane
here for details The latest on the organization for the protest will be
We believe that Horst Stables may
deliberately be scheduling the dog auctions in the middle of the week when most
of us have to work. PLEASE TRY TO BE THERE...WE need you and the DOGS REALLY
County Humane Society Dog Auction Protest Info
to be Auctioned on 11 March 09
Paws Rescue: Why We No Longer Buy at Auctions
Don't Buy the Lies: Thorp Dog
Auction, 10 March 2007
Calendar of WI Pet Store Protests and Other