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First Dog Breeder Cited under New Law

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Monett dog breeder is the first business to face legal action for alleged violations of Missouri’s new dog-care law.

Attorney General Chris Koster’s office says it cited several parts of the new law — including prohibitions against dirty water and providing inadequate veterinary care — in its case against Linda Brisco. She is listed as the owner of Moser Kennel.

A message left at Moser Kennel was not immediately returned Wednesday.

The attorney general’s office says it has obtained a temporary restraining order against Brisco. It also could have done that under the old law, though on somewhat different grounds.

The new law was enacted this spring by Gov. Jay Nixon after legislators replaced much of a dog-breeding initiative that had been passed by voters last year.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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