Monett dog breeder is first case under new Missouri law

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 6:01 p.m. CDT; updated 4:23 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 19, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — A Monett dog breeder is the first business to face legal action under Missouri's new dog-care law.

Attorney General Chris Koster's office said it cited several parts of the new law — including prohibitions against dirty water and inadequate veterinary care — in its case against Linda Brisco, who is listed as the owner of Moser Kennel.

A message left at Moser Kennel was not immediately returned Wednesday.

The attorney general's office said it has obtained a temporary restraining order against Brisco. The office could also have done that under the old law, though on somewhat different grounds.

The new law was enacted this spring by Gov. Jay Nixon after legislators replaced much of a dog-breeding initiative that had been passed by voters last year.

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