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Mo. Puppy Mills Shut Down by State

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Earlier this year KMOX News told you about a Missouri dog kennel, repeatedly cited for having sick animals and filthy conditions.  Now KMOX has learned it’s being shut down by the state.

Federal inspection reports reveal S & S Family Puppies in Milan, Missouri had a record of denying animals veterinary care and forcing them to live in cramped, dirty and dangerous cages.

Missouri’s Attorney General has taken notice too, and  ordered the breeder to close it’s kennels and to leave the business for at least eight years.

The Humane Society of the United States had listed S & S among it’s “dirty dozen”.  the Society’s Kathleen Summers says there have been five years of documented issues. “Dogs with oozing sores, injuries that hadn’t been treated, sanitation problems, puppies with their feet falling through wire, dogs exposed to freezing temperatures.”

Humane Society officials applaud the AG’s action, but say the case is an example of why Missouri needs stronger laws.

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