Although if he was in Va, I doubt he would make it to an auction in Ontario. NH? then to the s/h in Qc... in a sealed truck, so no auction stop.
I have sent a message to the Cdn Horse Coalition to try and get an email or phone no. Also, you can contact the media in Canada, ie Mary Ormsby (firstname.lastname@example.org) as she may have contacts too after the research and articles the did on Backstreet Bully.
I was going to suggest contacting luvmytbs re the DOT number but I see she has already seen this.