Here is the report of the inspection of her "kennel"
It makes me absolutely sick to my stomach.
Here in Nebraska, where we have 1 inspector for the entire state.
Until this gets taken care of, please don't ask me to fight any anti-breeder legislation.
Description: ROUTINE INSPECTION
Inspection File: None Available
Notes: The pens 3, 9, 12, 13, & 15, from the west, metal doors are broken or coming of the wall. These doors are in need of repair. This could injure 15 animals or affect the health of the animals.
The various plastic pvc pipe legs are in need of repair. The legs are leaning and need of striating to provide strong support for the hog flooring. This could injure 40 animals do to the flooring coming apart.
Pen 7 from the west metal insert is coming apart/showing sharp edges and or worn and in need of repair. This could injure 3 animals.
The 4 unit plug-in on the wall of the whelping building is in need of a cover. This could injure 25 animals. 5. The electrical junction box on the ceiling has wire hanging down, which could injure 25 animals. The box is in need of covering/repair.
An extension cord plug into a fan connection is in water on the floor. This could injure 25 animals. The connection should be removed from the water on the floor.
During the inspection water waste was standing in the resident floor area of the kennel. The drainage system should be open, so the water waste can drain. This could affect the health of 50 animals.
An odor present during the inspection in the resident area of the kennel. Additional ventilation is needed, for this could affect the health of 50 animals. Also, the room felt humid during the inspection.
Additional lighting is needed in the resident dog kennel area. During the inspection the room was not lighted well enough. This is for inspection purposes and proper animal husbandry observations of the animals, which could affect the health of 50 animals.
The plug receptacle in the wall and heater has brown dirt and cob webs, which needed cleaned. This could injure the animals or affect their health of the animals, affecting 25.
Non-compliant item(s) previously identified that have been corrected: Item(s) 2.40(b), 2.50 3.1(c)(3), & 3.11(a) have been corrected.
This inspection and exit interview was conducted with; Laure Braun(Owner) and Randall R. Wagner (ACI).
Last inspection was 6-12-02.
Description: ROUTINE INSPECTION
Inspection File: None Available
Notes: * One bottle of Gentomicin sulfate is dated Jan 02. Medications should be in date and soiled medications could cause health problems to the animals. This effects 118 animals. To be corrected by: 6-12-02.
* 12 animals do not have a U.S.D.A. identification. All animals must be I. D. With a tag, tattoo, or microchip. To be corrected by: 6-30-02.
* Their is evidence of a horse that lives around the outside portion of the kennel. Their is no barrier between the horse and the kennel. A barrier is needed between the outside runs an the horse. The owner stated that their is a horse nearby, also, their is evidence of the animals by tracks in the mud and horse fecal matter. This effects 80 animals.
* The eight pen to the left, from the door, has a rubber hose connected to the PVC pipe watering system. This connection is leaking a steady stream of water into the bulldog enclosure. This could cause health problems to the animals. Also, the connection is in need of repair. This effects five animals.
* From the door, the first eight pens to the left, PVC pipe plastic waters have an brown film on them. This brown film is in need of cleaning. Also, this could cause health problems to the animals. This effects 10 animals. To be corrected by: 6-13-02.
* The north corner of the outside portion of the runs, has a low area that allows for pooling of the water. This area is evident by the mud and the area is 2' wide by 41/2' long. This is a breeding are for pest and could cause health problems to the animals. This effects 30 animals. Additional substrate material is need for proper drainage. To be corrected by: 7-15-02.
* During the inspection their was a order present in the whelping/resident area with animals. This ammonia smelling order could possibly cause health problems to the animals. Additional ventilation is needed. This effects 118 animals. To be corrected by: 6-30-02.
* Additional light is needed in the shelter building. Their is two light bulbs used to light a 40' long by 15' wide building as stated by the owner. Additional lighting is needed for cleaning do to this possibly cause health problems to the animals. Also, light, itself, is needed for the health of the animals. This effects 80 animals. To be corrected by: 6-30-02.
* From the whelping area door, second stacked pens to the left, top first pen, has dog fecal matter stuck in flooring. This fecal matter covers 40% of a 30" wide by 30" pen as described by the owner.
* From the whelping area door, two pens to the left have soiled shredded paper that is in need of cleaning. This soiled paper covers 60% of 4' wide by 4' long pens. These two item(s) could cause health problems to the animals and are in need of cleaning. Also, the soiled paper could cause ammonia levels to rise. This effects nine animals. To be corrected by: 6-13-02.
* The resident area of the shelter building has bags of cement( with some are open), dog hair , dog fecal matter, syringes, soiled shredded paper, empty dog food bags, PVC pipe. Pieces of tin, wood boards, and brown dirt that is in need of cleaning. This could cause health problems and vermin/pest problems to the animals. These item(s) cover 75% of a 10' wide by 40' long area.
* The whelping area has soiled shredded paper on the floor, empty dog food bags, and dog food bags full of trash that are in need of cleaning. This too can cause pest/vermin/health problems to the animals. This covers a 5' wide by 8' long area. This effects 118 animals.
* Lastly, their is weeds that range from ?' to 3' tall around the outdoor portion of the runs that are in need of cleaning. This effects 85 animals the weeds are in need of trimming and could cause vermin infestation in the kennel.
"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"