Breeder: Debra and Larry Crowley
Address: 302 Manzanita Ln
City, State, Zip: Ellsinore, MO 63937
USDA License: 43-A-5739

Date and time of CAPS investigation: 8/16/20, 1424

Weather at time of investigation: 84°F and sunny

Approximate number of dogs observed at time of investigation: about 10 dogs

Breeds: Cocker Spaniels, Boston Terriers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Labradors

The kennel consisted of several sections, including elevated indoor/outdoor cages, and rows of outdoor pens. I saw about six elevated indoor/outdoor wire cages on the southwest side of a building. Southwest of them was a row of about ten pens, and southeast of the building were two rows of about ten pens set across from each other. Pens had rock floorings, plastic igloo-style doghouses and wooden doghouses, and plastic and metal water buckets and self-feeders. The plastic doghouses were in the pens, while the wooden doghouses were set outside the pens and flush with the wire walls. I saw that the southwestern row of wooden dog houses had peeling paint on their exterior surfaces (3.1 – Housing facilities, general (c) Surfaces (2) Maintenance and replacement of surfaces), rusting metal roofs (3.1 – Housing facilities, general (c) Surfaces (1) General requirements (i)), and weeds growing over a foot tall against their outermost walls, but not growing within about a foot of the pens (3.11 Cleaning, sanitization, housekeeping, and pest control –  (c) Housekeeping for premises).

The outdoor pens I could see into clearly were the southwest pens, and I noticed their plastic and metal food and water dishes were a seemingly random assortment of buckets and devices attached to wire walls. Most were covered in brown stains on their outer surfaces (3.1 – Housing facilities, general (c) Surfaces (3) Cleaning). One pen had two pieces of blue plastic barrels, several feet across, attached to a wall and cut in a manner that they were short on their bottom and tall on top, as though they were acting as a sort of shady area. The edges of one were covered in bite marks. An adjacent pen had a piece of plastic barrel, several feet across, resting on its flooring.

The other two rows of pens weren’t entirely visible to me, and though I saw one to two dogs in most of the pens in the southwestern row, the southeastern pens had no dogs visible to me. Also, I saw cattle approach the pens and walk between the southeastern ones, and heard dogs barking only from the southwestern row.

The elevated wire cages had wooden and metal frames, and white five-gallon plastic buckets in their outside portions. Some buckets were upright while others were overturned, and some had chewed and jagged edges on their tops (3.1 – Housing facilities, general (c) Surfaces (2) Maintenance and replacement of surfaces). One such chewed, jagged, overturned buckets was in an outdoor cage in which I saw a Cavalier puppy and a Boston puppy (3.1 – Housing facilities, general (c) Surfaces (1) General requirements (ii)).

Breeder is connected to the following broker:

  1. Select Puppies (CVI 2020)

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