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Hundreds of Maltese need your help!

September 15th, 2004, 03:27 PM
Early this winter a maltese puppy miller was shut down and all of her dogs were confiscated. The single story that sticks in my mind about the shutting down of this mill was the story of a 16 year old bitch, blind and unable to walk, going into labor shortly after she was removed from the home.

The trial has ended and the "breeder" got a slap on the wrist. She is, however, not allowed to breed dogs ever again. (Like that is going to stop her, her children are allowed to have dogs and they are in her care!)

The dogs were sent to foster homes until the end of the trial. The judge has ordered them auctioned off to the highest bidders. They are not to be spayed or neutered before the auction. Since maltese puppies are in high demand at pet stores and online, commercial breeders are anxiously awaiting this auction so that they can get their hands on this "proven" breeding stock.

Please read the following cross post and sign the petition. There is a chance that the auction can be stopped because the auctioneer that has been given this job is not USDA licensed. The petition is important since chances are, that will just mean the finding a new auctioneer.

A Tennessee judge has ordered the seized dogs of a convicted animal abuser to be sold at public auction on October 16th. These animals consist of over 200 purebred Maltese and will be sold intact, most likely to other puppy mills.

Maltese are one of the top selling dogs in puppy mills and it is not uncommon for these dogs to fetch over $1000 at Midwestern puppy mills. Foster homes have provided loving care to these animals and were shocked by the judge's ruling. They are now faced with putting the dogs they vowed to protect into the hands of a similar or worse fate.

We are working to legally halt this auction, but as a last resort, we need to collect thousands of signatures to present to the Tennessee Governor. Please take a moment (it honestly only takes a VERY short moment!) of your time to sign the petition.

You can view an image link to the petition at or you can sign now at:
Feel free to use the image link to put on your own website. Crosspost this message or a link to the petition to all dog related lists you are on!

September 15th, 2004, 04:06 PM
Just wonderful :(

Lucky Rescue
September 15th, 2004, 09:25 PM
People are wicked. We could start crying and never stop if we knew everything that was going on every day.

Hope these scumbags rot in Hell.

September 16th, 2004, 05:42 PM
I hope you girls signed! You don't have to be a U.S. citizen to sign, just an animal lover who doesn't want to see these dogs returned to the life they had before they were rescued.

Some 230 dogs were taken from this woman's home. Many of the females were pregnant, so add in the puppies born after removal. These dogs belong with the foster families that nursed them back to health and have spent months trying to help them get used to a world outside of a small cage.

And yes, you would cry buckets if you knew the whole sick and twisted story of Ms. Siliski.

Lucky Rescue
September 16th, 2004, 05:50 PM
Yes, I signed. I will crosspost this as well!