Missouri dog breeder shut down

Thursday, July 19, 2012 | 2:59 p.m. CDT; updated 5:00 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 19, 2012

ELLSINORE, Mo. — The Missouri Attorney General's office has shut down a southern Missouri dog breeder, citing several violations of the state's Animal Care Facilities Act.

Attorney General Chris Koster said C&N Sunset Kennels owner Connie Nelson must transfer all of the breeding dogs to a licensed breeder, rescue shelters or to the public. She was also fined $5,000, though all but $500 of that is suspended as long as she doesn't violate terms of the consent judgment for six years.

Koster said inspections found that the kennel in Ellsinore operated without a license, failed to provide veterinary care for the dogs, even failed to provide them with potable water.

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