The State Department of Agriculture is investigating a Colorado dog kennel due to numerous complaints. The kennel has been in operation for 33 years and the breeder says that she has nothing to hide.
Complaints from several people including an animal rights group named National Animal Rescue Resource Network have been that the dogs are in poor condition. A woman from NARRN said that one of the two dogs that she adopted was not able to give birth and was infested with fleas and ticks. The animal rights group calls the kennel a “puppy mill.”
Inspectors have been to her kennel and have found a few violations: one dog was found with a skin infection and one kennel was in unsanitary conditions because of mud and standing water. The inspector also stated that: “all dogs in the facility shall be kept free of mud and continued grooming will help.” The kennel has until June 15 to make any changes.