Basenji bought from Mo puppymiller going out of business

This is the news I recieved today:)

MO auction results

Tonya and Walt Ahrens were able to buy all 6 basenjis sold at auction today. I have fosters for some, but not all of them. There are four females and two males. We also are getting four young female basenjis from IA in the next week so foster homes are in short supply in the Midwest. If you have ever wanted to try fostering, Tonya reports that these basenjis are easy to handle, not skittish or frightened, most are young, and all appear healthy. All of them will be vetted in MO before transporting. BURs are being planned for next week and weekend.

Transport volunteers from southern MO to Mattoon, IL (Wed, Thurs, or Fri next week), and from Mattoon, IL to Columbus, OH on Saturday are needed.

If you can't foster or transport, but would like to help, donations are certainly appreciated.

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Really, we do so badly need basenji smart foster homes.
If you can open your home and heart up to one of these dogs, it will make a whole new life for them.
Expenses will be paid for anyone who take in a BRAT foster.
Talk to your family and see if maybe you can take on one of these dogs.

Do we know WHO went out of business?

we are willing to foster and have also emailed Liz Newton back about the South Dakota mill closure. I haven't heard back though. We are also willing to transport

I know Liz is very busy and will be getting back to you when she can.
Their is a seperate site for folks who want to talk/help these dogs.
A Yahoo list has been set up to expediate communication.

Group name:
resqsdbasenjis
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/resqsdbasenjis
Group email: resqsdbasenjis@yahoogroups.com

@dmcarty:

Do we know WHO went out of business?

It was/is a PM in N.Dakota.. he has an ad on puppyfind.com 24 Basenjis, 2500.00 for the lot of them

So…there are separate purchases N (South? I thought!) Dakota...and then also MO...and then more from IA?

Millers must be having a really hard time selling Bs if they are dumping them this young and fertile! Yay!!

Don't Yay - too soon Andrea - if we 'buy' them they are making a sale.

Understood…but at least they are selling their breeding stock (young breeding stock)..not puppies to the market. That would make me believe they are finding basenjis unprofitable.

I get that paying for a dog makes a market, but I also see the logic in getting these dogs out of the 'system'.

@Quercus:

So…there are separate purchases N (South? I thought!) Dakota...and then also MO...and then more from IA?

Millers must be having a really hard time selling Bs if they are dumping them this young and fertile! Yay!!

Sorry, my error, couldn't remember if north or south.. I don't know of any others

Pat your correct, that is the ad that got BRAT involved.
Thanks so for posting this info.

@dmcarty:

Don't Yay - too soon Andrea - if we 'buy' them they are making a sale.

And in this one case, this person is going out of business and selling all the Basenjis… by taking them "off" the market... at least they are not adding to the PM population... that said, too bad there are still so many around and add to the Back Yard Breeders...

@sharronhurlbut:

I know Liz is very busy and will be getting back to you when she can.
Their is a seperate site for folks who want to talk/help these dogs.
A Yahoo list has been set up to expediate communication.

Group name:
resqsdbasenjis
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/resqsdbasenjis
Group email: resqsdbasenjis@yahoogroups.com

Sharron, thanks for the info. I got on the groups and sent a message as well as replied to Liz'a initial request. We are willing to help any way we can. She must have a ton on her plate. I did she they we dropping one in Columbus, so maybe that is us or GenJMar.

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