State Confiscates Dogs From Lawrence County Breeder

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VERONA, MISSOURI, (KTVI) – Animal care inspectors from the Missouri Department of Agriculture remove 18 dogs from Charles Etenburn’s commercial breeding facility, C.E. Kennel, Monday in southwestern Missouri.

In March, Etenburn entered into a settlement with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, indicating that he would close his commercial breeding facility after not renewing his commercial breeder’s license.  Etenburn notified officials that he would surrender his animals to the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

The dogs are being moved to the St. Louis Humane Society of Missouri for health checks and for eventual adoption.

Etenburn must now refrain from owning or operating any business subject to the animal care 10 years and pay a $500 fine.  If Etenburn violates this order, he will be subject to an additional $2,850.