Unlicensed Breeder Court Date Extended

According to, the case against Shirley Gilbert for violations of the Animal Welfare Act has been extended to June 24th. This means that the dogs continue in Gilbert’s custody for at least another two weeks.

Oh, yeah, this filing a restraining order as a way of ensuring care for dogs in licensed and unlicensed facilities is really working out. I’m sure the dogs in appalling conditions are thrilled that the wheels of justice regarding their welfare are spinning slowly.

Governor Nixon had a dog and dog show at the Humane Society of Missouri this week about the “Missouri Solution”. I’ll have more on this next week, as well as kicking off an entirely new and expanded set of Kennel Campaigns.

I’m expecting documentation from the USDA about the Dollarhite bunny mill, and will post an update on that story soon as I receive it.