Breeder: Verna and Elmer Sparkman
Address: 321 Raintree Lane
City, State Zip: Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
USDA License: 43-A-5479 (CANCELLED 2/29/12)
Date of CAPS Investigation: 2013-07-15
Weather at time of investigation: 78 degrees Fahrenheit and cloudy.
Breeds: Poodles, Havanese, and Yorkshire Terriers.
There were 30 to 40 dogs and 15 to 20 puppies on the premises at the time of investigation.
As soon as I arrived, Verna Sparkman led me to the whelping area containing all of her puppies. She showed me two sets of Morkies and all remaining litters. None of the puppies or mother dogs had identification (Sec. 2.50 Time and method of identification).
Here, Verna Sparkman showed me all of her adult dogs. All of the facility kennels were indoor/outdoor, and all were clean except for one kennel housing two Poodles. The flooring of this kennel did not appear to be sturdy, as it was bending while the dog was jumping (Sec. 3.4 Outdoor housing facilities (c) construction).