February 18, 2011

Officials Remove Over 60 Dogs from Property in Stone County

Animal care inspectors from the Missouri Department of Agriculture worked with the Stone County Sheriff's Department to remove over 60 dogs from a Crane, Mo. facility today. The dogs removed were Standard Collies and Bichon Frises and included adults and puppies.

The Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) license for Kneedeepincollies was revoked prior to the rescue as a result of violations identified during an inspection conducted Feb.17, 2011. The facility was previously inspected Mar. 2, 2010.

Violations of ACFA identified during the inspection directly impact animal welfare. Rescued animals will be placed with licensed shelters and rescues in Missouri, including the Humane Society of Missouri.

ACFA inspectors routinely work with local organizations to rescue animals. Since January 2009, actions taken by the Department of Agriculture have resulted in over 4,100 dogs being rescued.

For more information regarding the Department of Agriculture's animal programs, visit mda.mo.gov.