|BREED|| || || || || |
| ||MALES||FEMALES|| ||POSSIBLE ADDS|
|Cavalier King Charles Spaniel||3||2||1|
|Jack Russell Terrier||2||0||2|
|Kerry Blue Terrier||1||0||1|
|Poodle (no classification)||6||4||2|
|Toy Fox Terrier||1||1||0|
You may be interested to know that a 2009 report issued by the USDA has confirmed Ohio ranks seventh among the top 10 states with the largest number of USDA Class A licensed commercial breeders:
1. MO - 1,370
2. OK - 498
3. IA - 322
4. AR - 308 (ranked 5th in 2008)
5. KS - 291 (ranked 4th in 2008)
6. PA - 202
7. OH - 161 (a 400% increase in the number of Class A licensed "commercial" breeders just six years ago!)
8. NE - 142
9. SD - 102 (ranked 10th in 2008)
10. TX - 91 (ranked 9th in 2008)
The Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions is spearheading a new, citizen-backed ballot initiative – The Ohio Dog Auctions Act. The measure (similar in language to Pennsylvania's Statute 459-603) will establish a statute to the Ohio Dog Law making it illegal for anyone to auction or raffle a dog in Ohio. It also would prohibit bringing dogs into the state for sale or trade that were acquired by auction or raffle elsewhere.
Volunteer petitioners are needed to make this initiative a reality in Ohio —we have until December 1, 2010! We need everyone's participation to make this vital effort a success!
- New Campaign Kits! A new campaign kit to help gather signatures contains a media release, an informational sheet on the top questions (with answers) everyone needs to know on Ohio dog auctions and an informational sheet on best strategies in helping to raise awareness and gather signatures from registered voters. To download these and other informational materials, including a copy of the Initiative Petition (Ohio Dog Auctions Act), please click here.
- Town Hall Meetings! For dates, times and locations of upcoming Town Hall Meetings (as they become confirmed), please click here.
- Signature Gathering! With over 121,000 signatures needed for the Initiative Petition to be placed on the 2011 ballot, much help is needed from additional volunteers! For dates, times and locations of upcoming Signature Gatherings (as they become confirmed), please click here.
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