Barnett breeder named in lawsuit
Friday, May 11, 2012
A lawsuit has been filed against a Barnett commercial dog breeding operation, alleging the company is operating without a license.
Attorney General Chris Koster, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, has filed a lawsuit against Lisa Oldendorf of Barnett for violating the Animal Care Facilities Act and the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act amid allegations of cruelty.
Koster said Oldendorf owns Oldendorf Boxer, a commercial breeding facility operating without a license in Barnett.
In the lawsuit, Koster alleges Oldendorf violated the law by:
• Failing to provide an adequate waste disposal and drainage system in the sheltered kennel building.
• Failing to identify her dogs or keep records of their identification.
• Failing to maintain an effective program for the control of insects and rodents.
• Allowing the ambient air temperature to fall below 45 degrees.
• Failing to keep the concrete floors in the indoor and outdoor portion of the sheltered facility impervious to moisture.
Koster is seeking injunctions and a temporary restraining order to prohibit Oldendorf from conducting any commercial breeding activity until further order of the court.
He also is asking the court to assess a civil penalty of up to $1,000 per violation of the Animal Care Facilities Act; and for Oldendorf to pay court costs.
The Morgan County Circuit Court has scheduled a hearing for Thursday.