Message from CAPS President Deborah Howard:

I was misquoted. Bauck did not perform C-sections while our investigator was there. She was trying to deliver puppies, some of whom were stillborn, and used a clamp to pull the puppies out of the mother. Prior to her plea bargain for the illegal use of penicillin even though employees had witnessed her doing C-sections and killing a puppy by bashing it against a pole, Bauck most likely would have performed a C-section, without anesthesia, on the mother dog who hemorrhaged to death.

Publication/Event date: 2011-11-04

Publication name: ABC Alexandria KSAX-TV

URL for more info: http://ksax.com/article/stories/S2359966.shtml?cat=10230

Summary: NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. (KSAX) – A New York Mills dog breeding operation has finally shut down after years of alleged animal cruelty.

Pick of the Litter was part of a 6 week undercover investigation conducted by a non-profit organization, which led to owner Kathy Bauck’ USDA license being permanently revoked.

Dr. Rose of Lakeland Veterinary Clinic in Perham said the so-called puppy mill has been the speculation of animal cruelty for nearly 30 years and Bauck has been abusing and killing innocent puppies.

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ON YOUR SIDE: Dog dealer license revoked

Publication/Event date: 2011-11-05

Publication name: Star Tribune

URL for more info: http://www.startribune.com/local/133301868.html

Summary: A northwestern Minnesota dog breeder who continued to sell dogs after her license was terminated for two years had her license permanently revoked in September, according to a consent order made public last month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The department initially terminated the license of Kathy Jo Bauck, a New York Mills resident, in 2009 based of a criminal conviction for practicing veterinary medicine without a license and a conviction of overworking or mistreating animals.

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