Target: Dr. Kevin Gwinner, Dean of the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University
Goal: Urge Kansas State University to cancel its puppy raffle, which will award a live animal to a random winner.
Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration plans on raffling off a mini goldendoodle puppy at one of its upcoming fundraisers. It is irresponsible and careless to raffle off a living being to a random “winner,” as there is no way of knowing that the individual who takes the auctioned puppy home will truly be dedicated to providing a loving, patient space for the animal and be prepared for a lifetime of training and care.
Dogs are a major responsibility and commitment, and puppies are even more work due to the training they require. Puppies require much patience and stability in order to thrive, and anyone who is seriously looking to add a companion animal into their lives needs to be prepared to support that animal for its entire life. Getting a pet should not be a spur of the moment decision during a university fundraising event.
Giving a puppy to a random “winner” does not guarantee the animals will be put into a good home or have a good life, and it opens up the possibility that the dog will soon be abandoned once the raffle winners realize how much patience and time is required to properly care for an animal.
Sign this petition and demand the university cancel its puppy raffle and replace it with something more humane and responsible. Animals are not objects and it is time people stop treating them as such.
Dear Dr. Gwinner,
As I am sure you are well aware, the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University plans on raffling a mini goldendoodle puppy at an upcoming fundraiser to benefit Shepherd’s Crossing. Animals are not objects and it is time people stop treating them as such.
Dogs, especially puppies, are a major responsibility and typically a 10 to 13-year commitment. In addition, puppies require a lot of training and patience. Giving a dog away to a random “winner” does not guarantee this new owner will be responsible or caring for this dog.
Please consider replacing your puppy raffle with a more humane and responsible raffle. It is not fair to this puppy to give him away with such a lack of consideration for his future.
[Your Name Here]
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