Cases:

ID: 2469
Date Submitted: 4/3/2007
Breed: Cairn Terrier
Date Purchased: 7/10/2006
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Pet Ranch
Details: Coccida, giardia.


ID: -3033
Date Submitted: 8/23/2005
Breed: Cairn Terrier
Date Purchased: 8/14/2005
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Pet Ranch
Details: Puppy seems generally healthy but has a staph infection and also a parasite.


Breeder:

Name: Stover, Leonard *
DBA: Northwest Kennel
Address: 4920 320th Street
City: Sheldon
County: O Brien
State: IA
Zip: 51201
This breeder has also used the following USDA Numbers:

Breeder/Broker: 42B0186  Stover, Leonard  Notes: None
Breeder/Broker: 41A0279  Stover, Laura *  Notes: None

USDA Inspections:

Description: Site Code: 002
Date: 11/29/2004
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: The female Corgi (tattoo #383) was observed to favor its front left leg. The female Beagle in this same pen was holding up its rear right leg and was not observed to use it. These dogs need to be monitored by the facility for veterinary care needs. There were no visible injuries present; however, the facility needs to document this condition and provide veterinary care as needed to ensure the overall health and comfort of the dogs. If the injuries were sustained due to incompatible housing, then this needs to be addressed by the facility if observed. To be corrected by November 30, 2004.

There was no bedding material in the adult dog building or in the dog house shelter for the tethered male husky. The building is not temperature controlled. This could affect their health and comfort as the outside daytime and overnight temperatures have been below freezing (32 deg. F). Bedding material must be provided to ensure that the dogs are able to maintain their body temperature. This affects 38 dogs. Note: The facility has a large square bale of straw present on the facility, so this just needs to be added it to the pens.

Most of the kennels in the adult dog building have old metal hog feeders in them that have rusted. Pieces have broken off these feeders leaving a sharp rusted metal edge that presents an injury potential to the dogs. These feeders must be removed or covered by appropriate means to protect the dogs from injury by preventing access to these feeders. This affects 18 dogs.

In addition, there are two pens on the west side of the building that the bottom support pipe has rusted and pieces have broken off. There is a sharp rusted edge present that could result in injury. These pipes must be removed or covered appropriately to ensure the dogs are protected from injury. This affects 8 dogs.

There were cracks in the concrete flooring of five outdoor portions of the adult dog kennels. The presence of the cracks does not allow for the pens to be properly cleaned and sanitized as feces, hair and other waste could accumulate in the cracks. These need to be sealed to ensure thorough cleaning and sanitizing practices. This affects 16 dogs. To be corrected by May 29, 2005.

There was one male Husky tethered during this inspection. Tethering is not considered appropriate housing for a primary
enclosure as it does not protect the dog from outside animals and potential for injury from the tether exists. This dog needs to be moved to a pen that meets the primary enclosure requirements of this subsection to ensure the dog's health and comfort. To be corrected by November 30, 2004.

ANIMAL INVENTORY: Adult dogs-42 Puppies-12

Description:  NORTHWEST KENNEL
Date: 10/6/2004
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: This inspection, exit interview, record check & review of 7006's was conducted by Ron Beard A.C.I. with Leonard & Laura Stover owners of facility.
No non-compliances identified this inspection.
Left new reg with them.

Description: NORTHWEST KENNEL
Date: 2/9/2004
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: This inspection, exit interview, record check & review of 7006's was conducted by Ron Beard A.C.I. with Laura Stover co-owner of facility.
No non-compliances identified this inspection.

Description: Site Code: 002
Date: 1/8/2004
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: Each dealer shall have a written Program of Veterinary Care and regularly scheduled visits to the premise by the attending veterinarian. The facility needs to develop a written Program of Veterinary Care and arrange for the attending veterinarian to conduct a site visit. The facility needs to have the attending veterinarian conduct a site visit and sign the Program of Veterinary Care to ensure that adequate veterinary care is being administered.

All dogs on the premises shall be identified by an official USDA tag or approved tattoo/microchip. There are 15 adult dogs that do not have proper identification. This includes one Wheaten, one Labrador, two Golden Retrievers, four Corgis, five Keeshounds and two Huskys. The five Keeshounds are microchipped; however, the facility does not have a microchip reader available to ensure that they are identified. All dogs on the premises must be individually identified to allow for easy identification. These dogs need to have USDA tags attached. This affects 15 dogs.

Note: Approval to use microchipping as a means of identifying the dogs was received and approved during this inspection provided that a microchip reader is available to APHIS officials on future visits.

Each dealer shall maintain records that contain all required information concerning each dog in his or her possession. The date of acquisition and USDA tag numbers for the more recently acquired dogs is not listed on the Record of Dogs on Hand (APHIS Form 7005). In addition, there are 15 dogs not listed on the inventory. These include one Wheaten, one Labrador, two Golden Retrievers, four Corgis, five Keeshounds and two Huskys. These dogs need to be added to the Record of Dogs on Hand to ensure that the facility records are up-to-date and reflect all dogs on the premises. All required information needs to be
maintained on the inventory records to ensure that the facility records are complete and accurate.

The kennels in the adult dog building do not have wind/snow breaks at the entrances, which could affect the health and comfort of the dogs. These need to be provided to ensure that the dogs are protected from the elements and to provide for the health and comfort of the dogs. This affects 32 dogs.

There was a small amount bedding present in the indoor portion of the kennels on the adult dog building; however, much of the bedding was wet. The outside temperatures have been below freezing and lack of dry bedding could affect the health and comfort of the dogs as well as their ability to maintain their body heat. The wet bedding needs to be removed and additional dry bedding needs to be added to these kennels to ensure that the dogs are able to maintain their body heat and to provide for the overall health and comfort of the dogs. This affects 32 dogs.

Seven of the kennels in the adult dog building have old metal hog feeders in them that have rusted. Pieces have broken off these feeders leaving sharp rusted edges that present a physical hazard to the dogs. These feeders need to be removed or covered by appropriate means to protect the dogs from injury. The bottom support pipe in the kennel fencing between two of the outdoor pens of the adult dog building has rusted. The pipe is now broken and sharp rusted edges are exposed at the end of the broken pipe, which could result in injury to the dogs. In addition, there are two outdoor portion of the pens on the same building with broken wire protruding into the pens that could cause injury. All of these areas need to be addressed and corrected appropriately to ensure that the dogs are protected from injury. This affects 29 dogs.

Inventory: (Adult dogs-39 / Puppies-17)

This is a pre-use inspection of a new site. The request to add sites form was completed and received during this inspection.
NO REGULATED ACTIVITY MAY TAKE PLACE AT THIS SITE UNTIL IT HAS PASSED INSPECTION.
Inspection conducted in the presence of Laura Stover, co-owner.

Description: NORTHWEST KENNEL
Date: 6/11/2003
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: This inspection, exit interview, record check & review of 7006's was conducted by Ron Beard A.C.I. with Laura Stover co-owner of facitily.
No non-compliances identified this inspection.
Non-compliant item(s) previously identified that have been corrected:
Section 3.1 (a) - Structure & Construction
Section 3.1 (c)(1) - Surfaces

Description: NORTHWEST KENNEL
Date: 5/16/2002
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: There is one primary enclosure that has a broken wire molding around door that needs to be replaced or fixed. # of animals affected 2 Correction date 05-16-02

There are several plastic walls in the east kennel that are chewed and or broken that need to be replaced. # of animals affected approx. 50. Correction date 06-16-02

Description: 
Date: 
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: Current/additonal reports can be ordered using this link: https://foia.aphis.usda.gov/request.html

Inventory:

Date: 5/5/1999
Species: Puppy
Count: 100

Date: 5/5/1999
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 160

Date: 10/5/1999
Species: Puppy
Count: 90

Date: 10/5/1999
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 1519

Date: 7/31/2000
Species: Puppy
Count: 80

Date: 7/31/2000
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 150

AKC Suspensions:
I have no suspension information for this breeder.

Miscellaneous:
Nothing to report.