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Wednesday, Nov 6, 1996County: Williams
Disposition: USDA Citation
Person of Interest: Lila Smith
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently charged licensed animal dealer Lila Smith of Springbrook, N.D., with violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
Glenn W. Cherry, acting deputy administrator for animal care with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a part of USDA's marketing and regulatory programs mission area, said that the charges against Smith are based on several APHIS inspections.
APHIS inspectors found that Smith failed to:
-- Maintain complete records showing the acquisition, disposition, and identification of animals;
-- Construct the dog housing facilities' ;indoor floor areas of materials impervious to moisture; and
-- Individually identify dogs.
- USDA - November 6, 1996
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