ID: 3504
Date Submitted: 9/7/2007
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Date Purchased: 9/1/2007
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Puppies of Westport
Details: conjunctivitis.

ID: 2086
Date Submitted: 2/13/2007
Breed: Poodle Shih Tzu
Date Purchased: 4/10/2006
Broker:  The Pet Kab L L C (Jessica Flores)
Petshop:  Plantation Pet Center
Details: Parasites and very thin coat.

ID: -3414
Date Submitted: 3/18/2006
Breed: Cocker Spaniel Poodle
Date Purchased: 11/18/2005
Broker:  The Pet Kab L L C (Jessica Flores)
Petshop:  Paws Plus
Details: Ear infections

ID: -3375
Date Submitted: 11/21/2005
Breed: Beagle
Date Purchased: 9/13/2005
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Pets-On-Lex
Details: The puppy was diagnosed with fading puppy syndrome, requiring force feeding.  She was severely underweight and undersized, three pounds at three months

ID: -2521
Date Submitted: 2/17/2005
Breed: Mixed Breed
Date Purchased: 8/2/2002
Broker:  Kemp, Brenda
Petshop:  Snooty Pets
Details: thin coat; fur falling out; allergies


Name: :- Swearingen, Diane
DBA: S & D Kennel
Address: Rural Route 3, Box 86
City: Aurora
County: Barry
State: MO
Zip: 65605

USDA Inspections:

Date: 6/3/2009
Inspection File:

Date: 11/17/2004
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: The inspection was conducted by Diane and Steve Swearingen, Dealers, Dr. Jeffrey Baker, VMO and Sandra Meek, ACI.

Date: 11/9/2004
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: In the kennel facility there are two adult dogs that need to be evaluated by the attending veterinarian. One of the animals is a female cocker spaniel, microchip #047290611, whose mammary gland is enlarged, twisted and appeared red with irritation. During the inspection the dealer called her attending veterinarian who told her to bring the animal in to his office that evening.

The other animal was a male poodle, microchip #056320540. This animal had an abrasion on his right shoulder area which was approximately 1 and one half by two inches in size. The dealer was not aware the animals had these conditions until they were identified during the inspection. The dealer must maintain written documentation of the evaluation and all treatment. Affects two adults.

In building #4 of the kennel facility there was a medication bottle whose expiration date was March 2004. The licensee stated that the contents of the bottle were not the medication that was actually in it. All medications must be accurately labeled to protect the health and welfare of the animals. Affects all adults and puppies.

Five of the first 29 dogs for which the microchip numbers was scanned for during the inspection could not be successfully scanned to reveal the microchip number. At this point an identification problem was noted with this facility's permanent identification process. The facility records of acquisition were examined which showed every adult had a microchip number. Measures need to be taken to insure all animals do have an approved form of identification at all times. Affects five adults.

During the inspection the APHIS Form 7006, Records of Disposition, were collected. The records of disposition for one hundred and eighteen adults and puppies did not have an identification number on sixty separate disposition forms. Each dealer, other than operators of auction sales and brokers to whom animals are consigned, and each exhibitor shall make, keep, and maintain records or forms which fully and correctly disclose the required information concerning each dog purchased or otherwise acquired, owned, held, or otherwise in his or her possession or under his or her control, or which is transported, euthanized, sold, or otherwise disposed of by that dealer. The records shall include any offspring born of any animal while in his or her possession or under his or her control. Affects one hundred and eighteen animals.

In the outdoor portion of the kennel facility there were three enclosures which needed additional shelter structures. Enclosure #26 contained five adults with only one plastic barrel as a shelter. Enclosure #11 contained three adults and one plastic barrel.
Enclosure #48 contained four adults and one plastic shelter structure. The licensee?s husband removed one adult from enclosure #48 during the inspection. The dealer needs to insure that all animals in outdoor enclosures have one or more shelter structures that are large enough to allow each animal in the shelter structure to sit, stand, and lie in a normal manner, and to turn about freely to protect them from the elements, allow them to stay clean and dry and to protect their health and welfare. Affects twelve adults.

1. In the outdoor portion of the kennel facility there is one raised wire enclosure whose metal pipe support framing has several rusted through areas. These areas are on the south side and below the front door panel of the enclosure. The enclosure is not structurally sound and in good condition. Primary enclosures must be designed and constructed of suitable materials so that they are structurally sound. The primary enclosures must be kept in good repair to protect the contained animals from injury and to protect their health and welfare. Affects five puppies.

2. Through-out the kennel facility there were four plastic barrel shelter structures that were not stable and secured in place. The affected shelters were in enclosures numbered 59, 72, 61 and 65. The shelters were observed moving / rolling when the animals jumped on them. The licensee?s husband did secure one barrel during the inspection. The licensee needs to insure that all of the barrel type shelters are secured at all time to insure they do not move about to protect the health and welfare of the contained animals. Affects five adults.

Through-out the kennel facility there were a total of five outdoor enclosures and one interior enclosure in building number four that had wires that were either broken and / or protruding into the animal area. The identified outdoor enclosures were #7 which contained four adults, #20 contained three adults, #53 contained two adults, #55 contained two adults and the raised wire enclosure #26 which contained five puppies. The interior of enclosure #17 in building #4 contained one adult and three puppies. These enclosures need to be repaired and maintained to prevent injury to the contained to protect their health and welfare. Affects Twelve adults and eight puppies.

On the west side of building #4 there is one adult cocker spaniel that had approximately four inches of head space. The interior height of all primary enclosures must be at least 6 inches higher than the head of the tallest dog in the enclosure when it is in a normal standing position. Measures need to be taken to insure all animals have at least 6 inches of head space at all times Affects one adult.

The inspection was conducted by Diane and Steve Swearingen, Dealer and Spouse, Curt Mc Gruder, ACI and Sandra Meek, ACI.

No covered activities may occur prior to receipt of a clean inspection.

The dealer must notify the Western Regional Office when she is ready for her next inspection.

Date: 7/22/2003
Inspection File:  43-A-1747_JUL-22-2003.pdf
Notes: -There are animals that require veterinary care:

Female black/tri beagle 047 326 794 was chewing on her rear right leg. On closer examination, the leg was discolored with saliva staining, the skin was red, and there was a rash on the skin.

Female dachshund 043 331 356 had been in a fight according to the licensee. The dog's right ear was split, the left eye was missing, and there were small wounds and hair loss on her torso

Female dachshund 047 336 352 had been in a fight according to the licensee. Her left ear had open wounds and a large amount of yellowish discharge from the inside. The right ear also had discharge and black goopy material in it. The dog was walking gingerly and was not very active.
Female french bulldog in the runs by the field fence had hair loss and discolored hair on her back. The licensee stated that the animal had had a salivary gland problem according to the attending vet and she had been giving antibiotic injections to the animal.

There was no record of treatment. Female yorkie 049 585 293 had a goopy right eye with crusty green discharge. There was a patch of skin on her back that was red, flaky and crusted with hair loss.

-All of these animals must be seen and treated by the attending vet. The licensee must keep a written record of the diagnosis, treatments, and daily observations of all of these animals.

-The animals that had been noted on the previous inspection looked better, but there were no written records of treatment, diagnosis, or daily observations. The licensee must establish and maintain written documentation of all medical treatments that animals receive as part of an appropriate program of veterinary care (see Policy 3 - veterinary care) This affects four animals specifically and all animals in the facility overall

-There were several bottles of expired medication in the facility. There was an oral liquid antibiotic that had expired in 2002 (the licensee stated that she had recently purchased this expired medication). There were injectible meds in a fridge in the old bulldog building (oxytocin and gentcin) that were also expired. There were two old bottles of ivomec - one had expired in 2002 and the other had no date visible on it. The licensee must examine all medication in the facility to ensure that it is within date and not expired. This affects all animals

-There were ten puppies under the age of 4 months on the premises that were weaned, away from the mothers and had no ID on them or the cage at all. All puppies must be identified at all times in accordance with this section (see Policy 20). There was one beagle puppy in a pen outside, two litters of puppies in the whelp houses, and three puppies from different litters in one pen. This affects 10 puppies

-The licensee purchased ten different dogs from two people.

The licensee did not have a USDA license number on the acquisition records for either of these two dealers - she stated that they were not licensed. She also had no vehicle license number and state, and no drivers license number for these dealers. This affects 10 dogs

-There were 46 dogs listed on the 7005 inventory of dogs on hand that had no tag number, tattoo, or microchip number assigned to them. The licensee stated that she had a master list of all chips, but this was also stated at the last inspection and the numbers have not yet been transferred to the 7005 forms. This affects 46 animals

-The licensee has an inventory of animals on hand. However, the animals on hand does not accurately reflect the animals that are on the premises. The licensee stated that there are animals on the inventory that have been removed from the premises - a count of animals on the premises was less that the count of animals on the inventory. The licensee must have an accurate accounting of animals on the premises reflected on the inventory of animals on hand at all times. This affects all animals

-The licensee is still using the old bulldog trailer (no longer housing animals at this time) for feed storage in the same room as before. The middle room has feed storage as well. The licensee has cleared much of the junk and trash that was in this room before, but there is an old bathtub in this room that has insulation stored in it and other items that are not used for the care and husbandry of the animals. There were rodent droppings on the floor and other surfaces. The junk items that are being stored in this area must be removed if this area is to be used for food storage since rodents are hiding in and around the junk. This affects all animals.
-The splash over from the washdowns is improved. However, there were several areas in the kennel where old food had been spilled on to the ground. By the door of the feed room at the end of the kennel, there was a large amount of feed that was on the ground - the licensee stated that it was from a broken bag. There was a large amount of spilled feed by the ground of the feed room in the old bulldog trailer. There was spilled and old feed on the ground of all the pens, and on the ground between many of the pens. This spilled feed was attracting flies in large numbers. The licensee must ensure that spilled feed is picked up promptly and not allowed to sit on the ground which serves to attract pests and vermin. This affects all animals.

-There were at least two flat fronted dog houses that had no wind or rain breaks attached to the houses. The licensee must have some type of wind breaks on all houses that will prevent wind and rain from getting into the houses. There was one barrel house with a wood frame "windbreak" that had water in the house from the overnight rains. The licensee must examine and inspect of all of these houses to ensure that the windbreaks are functioning and preventing the animals from getting wet in the houses from wind blowing rain into them. This affects at least 8 animals

-There were several pens (at least 6) that had very large holes dug into them by the dogs. Some holes were two feet deep, one ran several feet long along the edge of the pen. All holes must be filled in on a daily basis - especially when they are adjacent to the edges of the pens. The licensee does have the fencing down fairly deep into the gravel, but the dogs could dig our from under the pens through these trenches. This affects at least 13 dogs in these pens To be corrected by July 25, 2003

-There was spilled feed and small bits of old waste in the gravel of most of the ground pens. This spilled feed and old waste was attracting flies in large numbers. The licensee must clean or replace the gravel of these ground pens to prevent vermin attraction. This affects all animals in the ground pens To be corrected by August 22, 2003

-There were at least two pens with broken or torn chainlink. Both had rat terriers in them - one was in the end section by the far left hand side of the kennel and one was in the middle pens by the old bulldog building. The licensee must replace or repair this broken chainlink that has sharp points which could injure the animals. This affects at least 4 animals
-There was one pen - the metal hutch unit - that had a plastic barrel for housing. There was a board attached to the top of the barrel to keep the windbreak up and functional. There were screws sticking up through the wood with sharp points that could injure the animals. The licensee removed the barrel with the sharp points during the inspection. This affected one animal

-Although the licensee had tin sections up on many of the pens, the narrow section of tin was not providing adequate shade for all the animals in each pen. The weather has been extremely hot this past week and this is only mid summer. The licensee must supply larger patches of shade for the animals - particularly in the furthest section of ground pens (far right) that have no natural shade from trees. This affects about half of the dogs in the ground pens To be corrected by July 29, 2003

-In building 4, there were three dogs that did not have 6" of headroom in the exterior runs of the building. There was a cocker spaniel with only 4" of headroom, a beagle with less than 2" of headroom, and a schnauzer with less that 2" of headroom. All dogs in all enclosures must have at least 6" of headroom when they are  standing normally. This affects 3 dogs

-All of the outdoor runs had feed pans on the ground. The feed in the pans was thoroughly soaked from the overnight rains. There was feed spilled on the ground that was also soaked. The licensee must have these feed pans set in a way that will prevent the feed in the pans from getting wet from the rains. This affects all dogs in outdoor pens To be corrected by July 29, 2003

-There was old fence material from the old bulldog trailer leaning up against a dog house and pen that was occupied. There were sheets of old tin leaning up against pens and on the ground that were not in use. The area by the storage shed had old barrels stored by it. This area is better than it has been, but is starting to get cluttered again. The licensee must ensure that all unused items are kept clear of the primary enclosures and the kennel grounds to prevent breeding grounds for rodents and to allow for ease of cleaning the facility. This affects all animals To be c orrected by July 29, 2003

-There were rodent droppings in the two feed storage areas. The licensee stated that she has bait down but this does not seem to be effective. -There were an extremely large amount of flies throughout the exterior of the facility. The flies were attracted to the spilled food and old bits of old waste that was on the ground. There were flies all around the exteriors of the buildings. The licensee had bait jars out but they were all full. The licensee stated that they had sprayed for flies as well. However, the licensee must thoroughly clean the spilled feed and old waste from the kennel grounds to prevent the attraction of flies and must increase or change the method of fly control to reduce the population of flies that could carry disease to the animals. This affects all animals

This inspection was conducted by Jan Feldman - ACI, Sandra Meek - ACI and Diane Swearingen - owner.
Time of inspection 1030

-The licensee has poured a new concrete pad for the bulldog building

-The exterior pens were cleaner

-The food storage building had the feed stored up off of the ground

-The overflow waste from the washdowns was improved

-Bedding was not required

-There were enough housing units for the dogs in the pens

-The old wire pens have been replaced


Date: 10/25/1999
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 141

Date: 10/25/1999
Species: Puppy
Count: 39

Date: 5/11/2000
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 135

Date: 5/11/2000
Species: Puppy
Count: 44

Date: 11/28/2006
Species: Puppy
Count: 170

Date: 11/28/2006
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 195

Date: 4/5/2007
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 183

Date: 4/5/2007
Species: Puppy
Count: 118

Date: 8/7/2007
Species: Puppy
Count: 117

Date: 8/7/2007
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 207

Date: 10/3/2007
Species: Puppy
Count: 100

Date: 10/3/2007
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 250

Date: 3/13/2008
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 164

Date: 3/13/2008
Species: Puppy
Count: 116

Date: 6/4/2008
Species: Puppy
Count: 32

Date: 9/5/2008
Species: Puppy
Count: 158

Date: 9/5/2008
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 156

Date: 1/22/2009
Species: Puppy
Count: 107

Date: 1/22/2009
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 173

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

Diane Swearingen
Rt3 Box 86
Aurora, MO 65605
Phone: (417) 574- 6906
Cell: (417) 846- 3998
Website (closed):