2014-04-25 06:26:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland's Jesuit High School will not include a puppy as part of its fundraising auction this year. The school had planned to offer a Bernese Mountain Dog for sale, but pressure from "certain animal-rights protesters" via social media has prompted the school to scrap those plans. School officials say they give careful consideration to the choice of breeds and placement of puppies in their annual auction and don't agree with the protesters. Jesuit High says concern for the school community and the privacy of responsible dog owners and breeders it has worked with previously has prompted its decision not to offer a puppy at the auction.