Do not auction Kong, let K9 Kong's original family adopt him.
  • Petitioned New Mexico Corrections Department

This petition was delivered to:

Financial Management Bureau Chief; NM Corrections Department (505) 827-8603 (505) 827-8634 fax
New Mexico Corrections Department
New Mexico Governor

Do not auction Kong, let K9 Kong's original family adopt him.

    1. Laura Arguelles
    2. Petition by

      Laura Arguelles

      Albuquerque, NM

"When state government has, say, old office furniture that is no longer useful, the procurement code mandates a committee approve and oversee what happens to it. The committee must send a letter to the state Auditor’s Office describing the property and what it wants to do with it, then wait 30 days, then sell it to another governmental entity or the public via auction or sealed bid, donate it to a nonprofit or have it destroyed. Fine for a battered desk. For a living, breathing being, not even close."

Editorial: State K-9s Need Better Treatment Than Desks
By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board on Thu, Apr 5, 2012

These Dogs have served this country. They are not without feelings, they are loyal creatures who deserve the chance to have a loving family! Kong has a loving family who wants to adopt him and the New Mexico Corrections Department has chosen instead to auction him off to the highest bidder. Please help Kong with your voice, since he cannot help himself!

They are holding the auction through 5:00pm, Monday, April 16, 2012! So we have to act fast!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. The Corrections Dept. has called the auction off and is holding a meeting

      Laura Arguelles
      Petition Organizer

      According to KOAT 7 news in Albuquerque the Corrections Dept. has called the auction off and is holding a meeting to discuss the bidding process!

      Hopefully this will help the Corrections Department create a better process for retiring service dogs.

      I will keep you updated to the situation if/when I hear something!

      Thank you for your support!

    3. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Gayle Ruszanuk MACOMB, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      King has served his country, and deserves a "retirement" with his family. Dogs are pack animals and should not be sold away from their human commmunity.

    • Jennifer Gifford WESTBROOK, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      Auctioning is tasteless.

    • Jane Davidson ENGLEWOOD, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Outrageous that these animals are just considered as tools to be used and then discarded. They are living feeling beings!!!

    • Mary Strieter MILLS, WY
      • over 2 years ago

      What this say about our society? This Dog is a living, breathing and feeling animal and as such has no reason to be placed on the auction block like a piece of old useless furniture.

    • Beverly Combs WINSTON, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's the right thing for the Governor of N.M. to do.


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