GSPCA The Missouri 75:
Rescue of the River Valley Kennel GSPs
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The Story

by Michelle McMullen Salyers*
River Valley Kennels, Ozark County, Missouri was an unlicensed breeding operation. The owner had been investigated in the past, fined for operating without a license. The kennel had NEVER passed a state inspection.The Department of Agriculture began investigating the kennels in September 2008, when animal abuse and neglect was suspected.

At that time, the owner surrendered 50 dogs to the Dept. of Agriculture, and was fined. He was given until January 31 to obtain a license and pass an inspection without violations.

Said to be distraught over the recent separation from his wife, financial difficulties, and the prospect of losing his animals, the owner allegedly set fire to his property on February 24. Some of the animals were critically wounded, and sent for specialty care in the state of MO.

| READ MORE - SEPARATE WEB SITE |

*thank you to Michelle Salyers for setting up a site to tell the story of these unfortunate dogs.


| VIDEO TAKEN FIRST DAY AFTER FIRE |

| VIDEO TAKEN SECOND DAY AFTER FIRE |


Cash Donations

Cash donations are now being received by National GSP Rescue. A majority of the dogs are now out of the Midwest PAWS holding facility and in foster homes through Midwest PAWS and various GSP Rescue groups. Fourteen have been adopted into loving homes. If you are interested in making a donation, please note “MO 75” on your check, donation details HERE

Special Offers

www.buckhollownaturals.com  is offering FREE SHIPPING on any product, and donating 10% of profit through April 30, 2009 to Rescue.  Since the store's shopping cart will add shipping any potential, please email Sunnie <sunnie.gsp@verizon.net> directly for an invoice.  Payments must be made through PayPal. 
Thank you to: Sunnie Fair

www.wholepetnutrition.com  is offering a coupon code which takes 25% OFF orders that are drop shipped directly to Midwest Paws, in addition to FREE SHIPPING. Just place your order on the site then use the Coupon Code MO75. (That is the letter O, not a zero.) This will give 25% off anything ordered. Then when the shipping address is:
Midwest PAWS
C/O Gail Russell
1109 Blue Branch Drive
Grain Valley, MO 64029
816-847-0908
the shipping is FREE
Thank you to: Terina Chernich

Handler Auction

Several people have donated their handling services for the 2009 NSS in Denver.

Rick Petersen has generously offered to host the auction for Rescue. The forum is setup here:

http://www.shorthairs.net/GSPForum/tabid/220/view/topics/forumid/21/Default.aspx

ONLY registered users are allowed on the site, so you will need to register if you don't already have a login. Note that none of the information provided during registration is made public, sold or otherwise shared.

Once logged in, you can go to the forum tab, then to the GSPCA forum, then select MO 75 Auctions.

  • To place a new item up for auction, click "Add New Topic".
  • Please put a descriptive title in the Subject so we can tell what is up for auction by just scanning the subjects.
  • To bid on an item, click on the topic you want to bid on, then click "Add Reply" and enter the amount you are willing to bid.
  • Please don't place items you really don't want to sell, and please only bid an amount you are willing to spend on an item you really want to buy.
  • It will run similar to a silent auction, with the highest bid winning!

Auctions to Benefit the Dogs
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR LISTINGS TO CATHY IACOPELLI: cathyyak@aol.com

German Shorthaired Pointer Fritz Folly Plate - MO75

AUCTION ENDS
Mar 25, 2009   01:26:30 PM PDT

Thank you to Donna Spinelli for offering this item!

German Shorthaired Pointer & Puppies PlateMO75

AUCTION ENDS
Mar 25, 2009   01:33:42 PM PDT

Thank you to Donna Spinelli for offering this item!

Cat Candle Stick Holders-MO75

AUCTION ENDS
Mar 25, 2009   01:42:27 PM PDT

Thank you to Donna Spinelli for offering this item!

Kangaroo Braided Show Lead for the MO75

Custom made to your color and bling specifications.

AUCTION ENDS
Mar 25, 2009   06:39:15 PM PDT

Thank you to Wendy Bettis for offering this item!

Past Auctions to Benefit MO 75

Kangaroo Lead to Raise Money for Midwestpaws

AUCTION ENDED

Thank you to Julie Lahr for offering this item!

Kanga-Lead to Raise Money for Midwestpaws

AUCTION ENDED

Winning bidder:
Kris Eckard "Stilpoint Kennels" in Poolesville Md

Thank you to Laura Farrell for offering this item!

German Shorthaired Pointer Danish Collector Plate

AUCTION ENDED

Thank you to Terina Chernich for offering this item!

German Shorthaired Pointer Print

AUCTION ENDED

Thank you to Terina Chernich for offering this item!

Plush German Shorthaired Pointer made by Douglas

AUCTION ENDED

Thank you to Terina Chernich for offering this item!

Large Black Kong for MO 75 German Shorthaired Pointers

AUCTION ENDED

Thank you to Terina Chernich for offering this item!

Midwest PAWS and GSPCA Rescue gratefully thanks the following donors for your generosity:

Box of chew toys, and a box of blankets /fleece for bedding use. Thank you to: Janet McMillan Zwirko

5 dog beds, 5 collars, and a 34 pound bag of Purina Pro Plan dog food. Thank you to: Bev Quarles

Foster and Smith Pet supplies is mailing direct a 25.00 gift certificate for rescue use.Thank you to: Tracey L. Weber

I have an order of 75 Zanies stuffed toy bones heading to Gail at Midwest Paws and send a donation through their website. I saw your email that you wanted to know if and what people were ordering for the MO 75. The poor things probably have never seen a toy but they will catch on. I volunteer at a shelter in my area and the presence of toys do help. Thank you to: Andrew MacQueen

Purina is happy to drop ship some food to help with the dogs. Thank you to: Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, VJK GSP's

 

 

 

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