Monday, 11 January 2010 19:00

Puppy Mill Breeder’s License Revoked

Puppy Mill Breeder's License Revoked

Publication/Event date: 2010-01-12
Publication name: WCCO (Minnesota)
URL for more info:

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) ― Kathy Bauck was found not guilty of two felony counts of animal abuse last March. However, the jury found her guilty of four lesser misdemeanors...

Update on USDA's Case Against Kathy Bauck: USDA Shuts Down Puppy Mill

Date: 2010-01-11 URL: Also see Youtube:
Appeal Denied

Kathy Bauck's USDA License is Terminated

Judicial Officer Denies Bauck's Appeal

Due to the efforts of the Companion Animal Protection Society, Kathy Bauck will no longer be able to sell to pet shops and other dog breeders and brokers. On August 13, 2009, the USDA/APHIS filed a Motion for Summary Judgment requesting the termination of Bauck’s license. It is rare for the agency to request the revocation of a license, especially through the expedited means of a summary judgment. CAPS believes the use of a summary judgment was due to the pressure APHIS felt from our petition for rulemaking. This petition requests that Animal Welfare regulations be amended to require the automatic revocation of a USDA license upon the conviction in a court of law of a licensee, such as Bauck, for animal cruelty.

On September 29, the administrative law judge issued a Decision and Order in the Bauck case, granting APHIS’ motion for summary judgment. On October 29, Bauck appealed that decision to the judicial officer. APHIS filed a response to her appeal on November 18. The judicial officer’s Decision and Order dated December 2 terminated Bauck’s license. Bauck can file a petition for reconsideration, but based on the strong language in the December 2nd decision, it is almost certain that USDA will deny the petition.

Bea's Beat

Blog with CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice, a puppy mill survivor and vegan advocate.

Blog with Beatrice!

Deborah Howard

Deborah Howard

Learn more about Deborah Howard, president and founder of Companion Animal Protection Society.

Meet Deborah


Keep up-to-date about CAPS and read about issues affecting companion animals, especially those suffering in pet shops and puppy mills.

Visit CAPS Blog

Contact Us

Contact CAPS

Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
759 CJC Hwy., #332
Cohasset, MA 02025
p: 339-309-0272
501 (c)(3) Tax ID#: 58-2040413

Contact by Webform

Class Action Lawsuits

scales of justice

If you purchased a sick or dying puppy from Barkworks or Happiness is Pets, you may be able to join consumer class action lawsuits. The first step is to fill out the CAPS complaint form.

Read more about Happiness is Pets or Barkworks.

CAPS Complaint Form