The clinic wants to find the dog a good home, but can’t sell him or give him away because it isn’t the legal owner. By setting up an auction and notifying Pete’s owners of the upcoming sale, the veterinary clinic is in the clear.
“When they have had the sale of the dog, if the owners don’t come forward and pay for the costs of caring with the dog, it’s typically been my experience that the animal clinic will bid at the sale and they will then be the owners of the dog,” attorney Alan Goodman said. From there, the business can legally adopt him out to a good home.
Pete will be auctioned off at 11 a.m. March 2 at Rupert Animal Clinic, 200 S. 200 W. in Rupert. Clinic employees aren’t sure how old he is but say he is a friendly, playful pup who doesn’t bite. He’s not neutered, but his treatment for injuries is finished and he recovered well.
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