• Owners: Green, Leah and Floyd
  • Business name: Bark N Woof Kennel
  • Address: 3565 Mailhack Rd.
  • City, State Zip: Roach, MO 65787
  • Year: 2012
  • USDA License: 43-A-2599
  • Date of CAPS Investigation: 2012-06-12
On the premises at the time of investigation: Approximately 200 dogs.

Breeds: Pomeranians, Shih Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, Cocker Spaniels, more.

The temperature at the time of the investigation was 82 degrees Fahrenheit and cloudy.

Building Type #1:
In the outdoor kennels, adult dogs were kept in pens with enclosed wooden dog houses for shelter.  All walls, boxes, houses, dens, and other surfaces in contact with the animals in sheltered housing facilities must be impervious to moisture. Wood is not impervious to moisture and is therefore a sanitation concern (3.3 (e) (iii) Sheltered housing facilities).

Building Type #2:
In the whelping room, no outdoor access was provided. This is in violation of the new revisions to the Missouri Canine Cruelty Prevention Act. These revisions require unfettered outdoor access for all dogs. One Shih Tzu was seen with a bad infection and mucus discharge coming from its right eye. This appeared untreated and had clearly been a health concern for an unknown amount of time. If a licensed veterinarian does not conduct daily observations, a mechanism of direct and frequent communication is required so that timely and accurate information on problems of animal health, behavior, and well-being are being conveyed to the attending veterinarian (2.40(a) Attending veterinary and adequate veterinary care) (2.40(b)(2) & (3) Attending veterinary and adequate veterinary care).

At the time of the investigation, fecal accumulation was noted for over 24 hours of buildup.  Excreta and food waste must be removed from primary enclosures daily, and from under primary enclosures as often as necessary to prevent an excessive accumulation of feces and food waste, to prevent soiling of the dogs or cats contained in the primary enclosures, and to reduce disease hazards, insects, pests and odors (3.11(a) Cleaning, sanitization, housekeeping and pest control).

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