Breeder: Kevin Street
Business name: Street Kennels
Address: 18328 Pike 318
City, State Zip: Bowling Green, MO 63334
USDA License: 43-A-5486
Date of CAPS Investigation: 06/13/13, 06/20/13 and 08/23/13
CAPS Investigations: 06/13/13, 6/20/13, and 8/23/13
Weather at time of investigation: 84 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny on 06/13/2013; 92 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny on 8/23/2013
Breeds: Boxer, French Mastiffs, English Bulldogs, Huskies, Chihuahuas, Boston Terriers, Maltese.
On the premises at time of investigation (06/13/13): approximately 50 to 60 dogs
After emailing Mr. Street about possible puppies for sale, I arrived at Street’s Kennel on 06/13/2013 around 1:00pm. Mr. Street greeted me at the front of the. He escorted me to the rear of his residence to the large dog enclosure. Mr. Street had six kennels on each side of the air-conditioned building with one to two dogs per kennel. I counted 19 large dogs, including Boxers, French Mastiffs, English Bulldogs, and Huskies. The air conditioning was running, and the food and water for the dogs were inside.
I spoke with Mr. Street about the adults, and he showed me the small adult dogs, including Chihuahuas, Boston Terriers, and a single Maltese. All were in an outdoor enclosure with metal, mesh-type bottoms. There also was a Boxer puppy in this enclosure. There was no air conditioning, and the temperature was around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (Sec 3.1 Housing facilities, (d ) Water and electric power); (Sec 3.2 Indoor housing facilities (a) Temperature). All of the dogs seemed to be in good health; however, some of the dogs were very timid. The property was clean and looked well-kept. I had been communicating with Mr. Street about giving me a 4-year-old female boxer that he claimed wasn’t birthing live pups. He stated that she successfully had puppies previously, but her last two litters were either still-born or died within 24 to 48 hours. He stated he thought she was “dumb” and that he wanted to “re-home” her for that reason.
I returned to the kennel to pick up the female dog Mr. Street no longer wanted. He carried this dog to my car, and I lifted her in. He noted the dog wasn’t leash trained and had never ridden in a car.
I took the 4-year-old Boxer female to a veterinarian (see attached report). The dog’s conditions included an under bite; reddish discharge from her rear end; and three, 2-inch scars on the nape of her back. Mr. Street told me these were ringworm scars; however, they appeared to be burn scars, because the skin was dead and no hair grew back (according to the rescue group that took ownership of the dog). This dog also had a tumor-type growth on its right rear leg, around the knee area, and hair loss around its rear end. Her teeth were worn down from kennel chewing (Sec 2.40 Attending veterinary and adequate veterinary care (a) Adequate veterinary care).
The veterinarian stated that he could not speculate on the cause of the scars. The owner of the rescue group that took this dog said the scars were the result of cattle-prod burns. The veterinarian said the mass on her right rear leg was from the dog lying on an ongoing ACL injury, which was exacerbated by the dog being immobile for long periods of time. The veterinarian prescribed pain medication, as well as antibiotic to treat a uterine discharge. After treatment, the dog would be spayed.
I returned to Street’s Kennel to look at some dogs he wanted to “get rid of.”
Breeds: Boxers, French Mastiffs, English Bulldogs, Huskies, Chihuahuas, and Boston Terriers
Weather at time of investigation: 90 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny
On the premises at this investigation (08/23/13): approximately 60 to 70 dogs
I arrived at 9:00am. Mr. Street had decided to sell his Boxer puppies and adults. He first showed me a litter of puppies, which seemed about 2 weeks old. He had the litter with the mother in the adult pens. The puppies were wet for some reason, and it appeared the kennels had not been cleaned. He placed them in a plastic box out in the sun for the entire time I was there, which was about 30 to 45 minutes. The inside of this building was dirty and had flies (Sec 3.11 Cleaning, sanitation, housekeeping and pest control (a) Cleaning of primary enclosures).
All of the kennels in this building were soiled with soft or runny stools. Mr. Street stated that he was bottle feeding the pups because the mother didn’t have enough milk. There was an adult male, black Boxer whose rear legs were bowed; he walked with a gait (Sec 2.40 Attending veterinary and adequate veterinary care (a) Adequate veterinary care).
Mr. Street showed me his smaller dogs and puppies, including a litter each of Boston Terriers and Huskies. These puppies also were wet, stained with urine, and somewhat under-weight (Sec 2.40 Attending veterinary and adequate veterinary care (a) Adequate veterinary care). This building also had gnats and flies, and it seemed moist in the facility (Sec 3.11 Cleaning, sanitation, housekeeping and pest control (a) Cleaning of primary enclosures).