Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions
Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions is an Ohio citizen-driven, community based organization recognized as a §501(c)(4) by the Internal Revenue Service.

Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions 

Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions is an Ohio citizen-driven, community based organization recognized as a §501(c)(4) by the Internal Revenue Service.

Learn More on How You Can Support the Ban on Ohio Dog Auctions! 

Citizens from across Ohio served as the catalyst for the Ohio Dog Auctions Act. These voters and taxpayers, along with thousands of voters from the humane community, strongly endorse this proposed legislation as an effective way to address a major distribution channel serving puppy-mill breeders from 15 states, many of whom have long-standing, repeat violations of the Animal Welfare Act and/or have been convicted of animal cruelty.

Ohio ranks sixth (up from seventh in 2011) in the number of U.S. Department of Agriculture-licensed high-volume breeding kennels.  Voters and taxpayers can no longer wait to move on regulating an industry fueled by heartbreaking animal cruelty, corruption and consumer fraud.

The time has come to serve as a strong voice for the dogs by requesting state legislators to cast their YES vote for the Ohio Dog Auctions Act!

August 7, 2013 Peaceful Rally - Trial of Suspected 'Puppy Mill' Breeder, Jonas Beachy! 

Please join dedicated animal advocates in supporting the efforts of the Pickaway County Prosecutor's office in the jury trial of suspected 'puppy mill' breeder Jonas Beachy. 

Wed., 8/7

9:00 AM (Peaceful Rally begins at 8:00 AM)

Circleville Municipal Court
151 E Franklin Street 
Circleville, OH 43113
Main Line: (740) 474-3171

Gary Kenworthy (served as prosecutor in Mr. Beachy's court appearance on
February 5, 2013).

Mr. Beachy is charged with multiple counts of violating *Ohio Revised Code 959.131 (Prohibitions concerning companion animals, first degree misdemeanor) in connection with the seizure of over 50 dogs from his facility on
October 1, 2012. 

(*The maximum penalty under Ohio Revised Code for 1st offense: 180 days jail and $1,000 fine; the maximum penalty under Ohio Revised Code for subsequent offenses: 12 months jail and $2,500 fine.) 

Ohio SPCA served as commander in chief of this rescue effort, working in partnership with Pickaway County Sheriff’s Department and dedicated volunteers from Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions (CBODA), Rescue Me Ohio, SOS of Ohio, Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue, Central Ohio Dog Rescue League, Maple Hill Toy Breed Rescue, Save Ohio Strays, Animal House Rescue, Petite Paws Rescue Angels, All Breed Puppy Rescue, LUV4K9s and Dachshund Rescue of Ohio.

Mr. Beachy is being represented by attorney James Kingsley. 

It is expected the Amish community, in particular those engaged in commercial dog breeding and dog retailing, will be supporting Mr. Beachy in his fight to win a verdict of 'innocent' in this case!

June 30, 2012 Peaceful Rally! 

Recap of June 30, 2012 Peaceful Rally for Ohio's Companion Animals! 

A HUGE thanks to the 50 supporters from 13 counties who served as a strong voice for the dogs during the June 30 Peaceful Rally for Ohio's Companion Animals in MillersburgOH!  Many dedicated animal advocates from Nitro Foundation (grassroots efforts to pass HB 108-Nitro's Law), Ohio Coalition of Dog Advocates (grassroots efforts that helped passed HB 14, legislation to end breed discrimination in Ohio) and Rescue Me Ohio were involved in the planning and promotion of this event.  

A special thanks to Donna Miller, reporter for 'Animals in the News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, who did a fantastic job capturing the essence of our event!  Click here to read Donna's article, 'Rescuers buy 8 dogs from breeder and protest puppy mills: Animals in the News'    

Again, we greatly appreciate the efforts of so many dedicated animal advocates across our communities!


Help serve as a strong voice for Ohio's companion animals on June 30 at the Millersburg Courthouse! 

This event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of legislative efforts to address animal cruelty, 
Ohio dog auctions, puppy mills and breed discrimination in Ohio!    

Wear red and bring signs!   For anyone interested in joining a carpool, please contact Krissti at     

June 30 is also the "Thunder over Holmes County Independence Day Festival’ in Downtown Millersburg.  There will be LOTS of tourists visiting Ohio’s Amish country!  


We are encouraging everyone to email and call the following officials respectfully  asking them to support a ban on Ohio dog auctions.  Emphasize that you will not be spending any dollars in Holmes County until these 'puppy mill' dog  auctions no longer take place in their community, and you will be asking friends, family and co-workers to do the same!   

1.  Holmes County Commissioners: Robert Ault, Ray Eyler and Joe Miller: 

Fax:  (330) 674-0566
Phone: (330) 674-0286

2.  Representative Dave Hall (R-97)  Rep. Hall is up for re-election this  November!

Fax: 614-719-6997

3.  Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, Staff and Board of Directors:


Phone: 330-674-3975
Fax: 330-674-3976

2012 Ohio Companion Animal Lobby Day!  

Join advocates from across the state for the 2012 Ohio 
Companion Animal Lobby Day in 
Columbus on Thursday, March 29 from 10-2 PM

We will be hitting the halls of the The Ohio Statehouse to advocate for bills and a ballot initiative to address issues impacting the welfare of companion animals  that are occurring right here in Ohio.  

The day will be action packed – a briefing, luncheon reception and a rally  at The Ohio Statehouseall of which will provide the perfect grassroots  opportunity for us to urge state legislators to recognize animal cruelty, dog auctions, puppy mills and breed-discrimination legislation as serious issues and  take action to effectively address them in Ohio.  And - you don't need to be an expert in lobbying to take part!  

There are many new legislators in Ohio as well as incumbents, who do not yet  know that Ohio is only one of four states which does not have a first offense  felony animal cruelty law and has enacted statewide breed-discrimination legislation.  Ohio also has the only dog auction east of the Mississippi which attracts buyers and sellers from 15 states, many of whom have long standing, repeat violations of the Animal Welfare Act or have been convicted of animal cruelty. 

Ohio residents are invited!  
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 2012 Columbus Pet Expo!

Come visit volunteers with the Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions at Booth 401 during this year's 
(March 23-25) Columbus Pet Expo!

Learn, Play, Shop and Adopt

The Columbus Pet Expo is an event that is Fun For ALL AGES! Finally, something the entire family can enjoy! You will see live action shows of jumping, agility and energy! You witness fashion shows that will have smiles on every member of the crowd! There's even a food court for those that want to take a break from  all of the action! 

One visit and you will know why this is called "The Greatest Pet Show on Earth!"

Find out more about how you can support legislative efforts to ban 'puppy mill' dog auctions in Ohio!  Join 
thousands of companion animal lovers to raise awareness and help Ohio's dogs!

Help educate and raise awareness!  Click here to volunteer during the Expo!

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