According to the CBS story:
Attorney General Chris Koster says state inspections of Brisco’s kennels revealed excrement in the food and muddy drinking water; feces piled so high in some enclosures, inspectors couldn’t see the flooring; sick, aging or young animals kept in outdoor kennels without appropriate shelter; and animals in distress given no veterinary care.
Plus, Koster alleges the owner used a shotgun to put the animals down — a practice prohibited by state law.
Linda Brisco is licensed with the state of Missouri, but doesn’t hold a USDA license. If you look quickly, you can see photos of puppies she has for sale (too late, photos have been pulled). Notice how the photos don’t show the piles of feces that are so high, they cover the floor.
As with the past filings of a restraining order, Brisco can hold on to the dogs until the hearing, scheduled for July 19.
DEFENDANT LINDA BRISCO SHALL BE ABSOLUTELY RESTRAINED AND PROHIBITED FROM CONDUCTING ANY REGULATED ACTIVITY UNDER THE ANIMAL CARE FACILITIES ACT, 273.325, RSMO, ET SEQ. AND ITS IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS, 2 CSR 30-9 ET SEQ. UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THIS COUR. IN ADDITION, DEFENDANT LINDA BRISCO SHALL KEEP ALL ANIMALS IN HER CUSTODY AND CONTROL AT THE TIME OF THE ISSUANCE OF THIS TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ALIVE AND ON SITE AND AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OR ITS DESIGNATED AGENT UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THIS COURT.
Sucks to be those dogs, doesn’t it?
The news stories says this is the first time that Koster’s office has used the “new rules”. In actuality, this is the third time his office has used the “new rules”.
The Springfield News-Leader has more details on the breeder. She has 76 adult dogs, of various breeds. The AG office wants her closed down, and to pay court costs and fines. I will be curious as to the disposition of the dogs from this case. In two past cases, a licensed breeder was able to sell his dogs and keep the profits, while an unlicensed breeder had to give her dogs up to a rescue.