John Henry Miller
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  • Owners: Miller, John Henry
  • Address: 1225 RR 5
  • City, State Zip: Coalgate, OK 74538
  • Year: 2007
  • USDA License: 73-A-2268
  • Date of CAPS Investigation: 2007-02-28
Breeds: Clumber Spaniels, Yorkshire Terriers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

On the premises at the time of investigation: approximately 140 dogs.

This facility consisted of several rows of outdoor pens linked to kennel buildings, along with a building with indoor/outdoor cages for small breeds dogs.

Outdoor pens

There were about 40 outdoor pens, some with outdoor dog houses and others connected to indoor pens via doggie doors. These pens housed a variety of large and small breeds, including Clumber Spaniels and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Most of these pens contained more than 24 hours’ accumulation of feces; one pen housing three Cavaliers and two Clumber Spaniels had a pile of feces in its center that appeared to be more than a week’s accumulation of feces (3.11(a)-Cleaning of primary enclosures).

Kennel building

The small-breed kennel building had two rows of ten cages along each of two walls, one row set above the other along each wall. These cages were made of treated wire and had plastic sheets below them to catch feces and debris.

There were two dogs of various breeds per cage, many of which had thick mats in their fur (2.40-Vet care). Two dogs that appeared to be mixed-breed had small mats mostly on their undersides, and two Yorkshire Terriers had thick mats covering their rear ends and undersides. One of the Yorkies had large clumps of feces in the fur around its anus (2.40-Vet care).

Dog carrier

A plastic dog carrier, about 2.5 feet long, 1.5 feet high, and one foot wide, was on the ground near the kennel building. There were two Shih Tzus in the carrier, each about a foot long and with small mats throughout their coats (2.40-Vet care); (3.6(c)(1)(i)-Primary enclosures); (3.6(c)(1)(iii)-Primary enclosures;).

Feces were smeared on the carrier floor, and a single, empty plastic dish was at the back of the dog carrier (3.11(a)-Cleaning of primary enclosures); (3.9(a) and (b)-Feeding; (3.10-Watering); (OK ST T.21 – 1685 Cruelty to animals).

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