Benni, formerly known as number 271 has probably the saddest story of all of our previous auction dogs. Benni was part of the last 5 male Beagles to be brought out to be sold. Alone. The last one standing on the table, no one wanted him. The bid kept going down, down , down and still no one raised their number. We felt so terrible for the little guy, you could tell he was scared out of his poor mind. Finally when the bid came all the way down to $50 we quick raised our number as they were picking him up to take him 'to the back'. Sold to bidder number one twenty three! If we hadn't raised our number quickly he would have been taken back to the puppy mill or killed because no one wanted him. I'm so glad we were there and able to save his life! It was quickly apparent after we picked the dogs up Benni was the worst one. He wouldn't even turn around or look at us in the kennel. On our 30 minute drive from the auction back to the hotel where we had stayed the previous night Benni had drooled so much that we though he had peed in the kennel and we changed the blanket and pad for him. When we brought him back he was so happy to be able to run free with his friends! But of course he wasn't having it when it was time to be caught- humans were not his friends. After his bath Benni was placed in a pen with a nice warm bed, food and water and his anxiety was off the wall. Less than an hour later he escaped the pen and was hiding under the treadmill because he was so scared.
It was hard to believe that a dog less than 2 years old could have such a broken spirit. In the auction catalog they boasted how he was an 'aggressive breeder'. The way they talk about the dogs to maximize their profit is just sickening.
Benni is currently still in a foster home and looking forward to finding his forever home. He came to visit us last week at the bake sale and every time someone would come up the driveway he would wag his tail and let them pet him. Benni is such a sweet boy and he has overcome so much!
We are asking for your help with our trip to the auction this time. This will be the last auction we will be attending this year and our goal is to save as many dogs as possible. Please consider making a donation so we can help the unwanted dogs and free them from a life of misery. Many dogs just like Benni will be put up on that table to be auctioned off just to see that no one wants them. That's where we come in. Its a matter of life and death for these dogs and we will be there to save them, but we can only do it with your help. Please consider making a donation today for our auction angels.