On 19 September 2008, Shell Lewis writes:
On Wednesday, September 24, I'll be attending the Thorp, Wisconsin dog auction, which is a large, all-breed auction in central Wisconsin. This event will be well-attended by mill owners looking to add to their inventory, as well as Class B dealers who are looking to acquire dogs to broker to research & medical facilities.
In the past, there have been large number of Cairns at this auction and we've been fortunate enough to acquire some wonderful older dogs, all of whom have been adopted.
While the consignment list will not be available until a few days prior to the auction, I expect there will be a fair amount of Cairns at this auction, too. We can only get out as many Cairns as we have available foster homes.
PLEASE . . . if you live in the Midwest and can foster an auction Cairn, email me HERE. If you live OUTSIDE the Midwest, but are interested in fostering or can contribute towards the dogs' airfare (which runs approximately $200 per dog), please feel free to email as well.
Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, Cairn Rescue USA was able to rescue every Cairn at today's Thorp auction. In addition to the three pups who were on the original consignment list, a young female was also added to the roster and we were able to get her as well. Kylie & Jarrett Knutson, our "rescue friends" way up in Ogema, Wisconsin, did our bidding and were also able to save a doxie and a few other small breeds as well.
This is such good news, Shell. A huge thanks to everyone who made this possible but especially Kylie & Jarrett Knutson who went where few of us would want to be or able to be.
It was good that they were able to save all these Cairns as well as a doxie and others. Bless them . . . a hard thing to do . . . .