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Case ID: 6123
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Thursday, Oct 31, 1996

County: Walsh

Disposition: USDA Citation

Person of Interest: Gloria A Wippler

In November 1996, the U.S. Department of Agriculture charged licensed animal dealer Gloria Wippler, doing business as Ojibway Kennels in Lankin, N.D., with violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

W. Ron DeHaven, 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 Wippler are based on several APHIS inspections. APHIS inspectors found that Wippler failed to:

-- Identify dogs individually;

-- Maintain complete records showing the acquisition, disposition, and identification of animals;

-- Maintain housing facilities in good repair;

-- Ensure that housing facilities for dogs and areas used for storing food were free of trash, waste material, junk, weeds, and other discarded materials;

-- Store toxic substances properly;

-- Separate females in heat from males;

-- Sufficiently heat sheltered housing for dogs; and

-- Remove excreta and food waste from primary enclosures as often as necessary to prevent an excessive accumulation of feces and food waste.

References

  • USDA - November 27, 1996


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