(Information from Humane Society's US Website)

Missouri’s Dirty Dozen were selected as examples of some of the worst licensed kennels in the
state, based upon the number and severity of state and/or federal animal welfare violations
and/or availability of photographs to verify the conditions. Some of the violations described in
federal and state kennel inspection reports include:

• Underweight dogs described by inspectors as “very thin with ribs prominent, tucked abdomen, and palpable hip bones and vertebrae

• Underweight dogs described by inspectors as “very thin with ribs prominent, tucked
abdomen, and palpable hip bones and vertebrae” lpable hip bones and vertebrae”

• Thin-coated breeds shivering in the cold in temperatures as low as 9 degrees; others
found trying to lick frozen water in their bowls or break it with their paws

• Animals “lethargic and reluctant to rise”

• Dogs with open, oozing or
bleeding wounds who had not
been treated by a vet

• Sick or dying puppies who had
not been treated by a vet

• Filthy conditions, such as stacked
cages that allow feces and urine
to rain down on the dogs in lower
tiers. Many of the licensees have
racked up more than fifty (50) federal or state animal welfare violations over the last few years, yet remain licensed.

By the numbers

• 134: average number of adult breeding dogs at each of the Dirty Dozen kennels

• 172: average total number of dogs at each of the Dirty Dozen kennels, including puppies

• 156: Total number of MO state violations among the Dirty Dozen (data was only
received for six of the top twelve dealers)

• 830: Pages of recent USDA inspection report violations and enforcement records among
the Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen
Brandi Cheney and Diana Stephenson, S & S Family Puppies, Milan
Beverly Fields, B & B Kennel, Galt
Shannon Plymell, Windsong Kennels, Pattonsburg
Diana and Floyd Miller, Bar M Ranch Kennel, Spickard
Paul and Pollie Gingerich - Gingerich Farms, Bogard
Mary Ann Smith, Smith’s Kennel, Salem
Cox, Marsha - Mar-Don Kennel, Chillicothe
Peggy Ryan, For Heaven’s Sake Kennel, Reeds Spring
Robert Dukes and Robin Dollins, Tiny Tails, Edgar Springs
Bill and Sandra Sackrey, S K’s Kennel, Brookfield
Brenda Walter, Hidden Valley Farms, Greencastle
Jesse and Sonja Miller – Walnut Creek Kennel, La Monte

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