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frecklesmom
5th December 2009, 07:38 PM
Lucky Star is at an auction today :( 19 Cavaliers are up :xfngr: that many will be on their way to a new life. If you have room to foster-room in your home and heart please apply. If you can transport please apply-too many being left homeless because of economy and then you have the mills and byb. Big financial drain on the Rescues h*lp with so many needing them that have high Vet costs-if you have any $ left over please remember the Cavalier rescues.

Wagtails
7th December 2009, 05:17 PM
Thanks for posting about this. Do you have any more news of what happened at the auction?

Those of us on this side of the pond will all be keeping our fingers crossed for the 19 Cavs you mentioned and hoping they all found someone kind. There seem to be so many homeless little ones at the moment - it's very worrying :d*g::d*g:

frecklesmom
7th December 2009, 08:21 PM
Prices of Cavaliers went very high-millers were there who wanted them-Lucky Star brought home 3-all they could afford. So, 3 will be vetted,loved and cherished-16 will retrurn to the same life as before :(.

Wagtails
8th December 2009, 02:40 PM
Oh dear :cry*ing:

We shall hold them all in our hearts, poor little things :paw::paw::paw:

Ispeedonthe405
9th December 2009, 02:20 AM
What do Cavaliers generally sell for at these auctions? Curious.

renate
9th December 2009, 01:04 PM
unbelieveable!! :eek: is this really legal??

Tania
9th December 2009, 02:57 PM
I am not sure I believe what I am reading! Where have these dogs come from to end up in an auction?

frecklesmom
9th December 2009, 04:18 PM
These auctions are held to sell dogs from the puppy mills-can be complete kennel closeout, breed dispersal (not going to breed that breed anymore) or sale of unwanted breeders. Other puppy mill owners will attend these auctions to buy "stock" to start or continue a breed line. I believe our puppy mills are equal to puppy farms in the UK. Lately, because of the economy there has been a price decrease at the auctions but not for Cavaliers at this auction :(. During this past year one auction had prices so low that the rescue people rescued more than they thought possible. In Missouri there is one auction that is held every weekend-a regular feature. Next week there will be a Christmas puppy auction. "Breeders" will bring their dogs from other states to the auctions. Worked hard at trying to get a South Dakota breeder to turn over her Cavaliers to Rescue-she was closing out her line-but she was adamantly opposed and took them to Missouri to auction :bang:.
Within Rescue, the practice of buying dogs at auction is controversal, however, Lucky Star was founded to do this very thing.
Prices at an auction have gone for 25 cents up to hundreds.

Cathy T
9th December 2009, 04:20 PM
Here is a really good explanation of where these dogs come from

http://luckystarcavalierrescue.org/page.php?name=History

Yes, unfortunately, it is all legal! God willing.....one day it won't be.



Within Rescue, the practice of buying dogs at auction is controversal, however, Lucky Star was founded to do this very thing.



This is my favorite page....makes me tear up to read all of these names. All of these lucky little dogs have been saved from horrible lives in mills.

http://luckystarcavalierrescue.org/page.php?name=Adopted

And they do amazing things!!! My hat is tipped eternally to Lucky Star for all they do and their tireless efforts.

frecklesmom
9th December 2009, 05:49 PM
In Feb, an ad was placed that read Cavaliers, 8 yr old-$50, 10 yr old-free. I got in touch with Lucky Star and Penny and Cass began a new life.
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l51/frecklesmom/IMG_0315.jpg
Penny 10 yr old, Heart murmur grade 6 , mammary tumor (cancer),slipping patellas, eyes covered gray mucus-took a week of flushing to see improvement, skinny, fragile, multiple rotten teeth. My heart hurt to look at her.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l51/frecklesmom/IMG_0350.jpg
Penny-3 wks later. Has a lovely yodel-makes you smile. Beginning to improve with nutrition and love.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l51/frecklesmom/PennyDecember.jpg
Penny today-one lovely,delightful little Cavalier living in Wisconsin. Yodels every morning to greet the day. Murmur controlled, eating well,runs like the wind( she doesn't know about the patellas or the cancer).
This little one has a new life thanks to Lucky Star. Until LS, she had nothing.
Someday, there will be justice for Penny, Cass and all the dogs rescued by Lucky Star-until then, "one at a time".

Wagtails
9th December 2009, 07:19 PM
Through tears I have to thank you for posting these links and photos, even though that list of names will haunt me for ever.

It is absolutely heartbreaking to see the state of these poor dogs, especially the older ones. At the same time we can only be grateful to Lucky Star and all the other rescues on your side of the pond for the work they do in the USA.

In the UK and Ireland, it is people like Karlin, the owners of Many Tears and many other rescues who give so much of themselves to help dogs in distress find better homes.

I am in awe. May you all find the strength to carry on helping our precious Cavaliers for as long as it takes - one dog at a time.

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Animations/Thankyouwags.gif