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12/04/04

Neglected Animals Get New Homes

Some 300 people filled the Jackson County Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon.

Most of them are like Jeffrey Simmons.

They hope to leave with more than they came in with.

"I'm looking for a pony for my son," said Simmons.

For the 26 previously neglected animals, going home with Simmons would be the start of a new life.

"They say these animals here were abandoned more or less. I'd like to see to it that they get a good home," said Simmons.

Others at the auction are also coming together also in hopes of helping these animals.

Their motivation, however, is a little different.

"We want to make sure they go to good homes and not to slaughter houses, which have some representative here today, or to rodeo riders, which also have representatives. We want them to go to loving pet homes after all they've been through," said Karol Aschaffenburg.

As a group they hope to win every animal here.

"So far I've gotten three horses, two llamas and a little earless pig," she adds.

Aschaffenburg hopes those who buy these animals will do their best to give them the good home they deserve.

By Jaimee Goad

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