Cases:

ID: 9586
Date Submitted: 10/26/2009
Breed: West Highland White Terrier
Date Purchased: 10/23/2009
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  The Puppy Place +
Details: Runny eye; loose stools


ID: 8533
Date Submitted: 4/27/2009
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Date Purchased: 11/29/2008
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Pet City +
Details: Hip displaysia; micropthalmia (genetic defect that results in impaired vision);  underbite; giardia; coccidia


ID: 8429
Date Submitted: 4/10/2009
Breed: Schnauzer (Miniature)
Date Purchased: 3/13/2009
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  The Dog House *
Details: Kennel cough; giardia


ID: 8295
Date Submitted: 3/23/2009
Breed: Boston Terrier
Date Purchased: 3/8/2009
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Puppies Unlimited, LTD.
Details: Cherry eye; kennel cough


ID: 7762
Date Submitted: 1/8/2009
Breed: Shetland Sheepdog
Date Purchased: 10/27/2008
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Zoo-Rama Inc
Details: Severely underweight - 6 months old and only 5 lbs at pet store.


ID: 7507
Date Submitted: 12/16/2008
Breed: Cocker Spaniel Poodle
Date Purchased: 12/14/2008
Broker:  B J's & Guys LLC +
Petshop:  The Pet Shoppe +
Details: Healthy


ID: 6797
Date Submitted: 9/20/2008
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Date Purchased: 8/17/2008
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Puppy Depot *
Details: Fleas and diarrhea;


ID: 6688
Date Submitted: 9/1/2008
Breed: Affenpinscher
Date Purchased: 8/17/2008
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Meadows Pet Center
Details: kennel cough, parasites, and Giardia.


ID: 5885
Date Submitted: 6/25/2008
Breed: Pomeranian Chihuahua
Date Purchased: 11/23/2007
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Puppy Paws
Details: No problems noted.


ID: 4928
Date Submitted: 3/18/2008
Breed: Bull Terrier
Date Purchased: 11/1/2007
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  North Washington Street Kennel *
Details: Skin allergies.


ID: 4832
Date Submitted: 3/7/2008
Breed: Basenji
Date Purchased: 2/18/2005
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  North Washington Street Kennel *
Details: Turned over to rescue and now in new home.  Housebreaking issues; crooked teeth and underbite.


ID: 4240
Date Submitted: 12/30/2007
Breed: Italian Greyhound
Date Purchased: 9/3/2003
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Petland *
Details: Kennel Cough; seizures; blind.


ID: 2522
Date Submitted: 4/11/2007
Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Date Purchased: 11/9/2003
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Animal Affair +
Details: hip displaysia; bladder stones; crystals in urine.


ID: 2430
Date Submitted: 3/30/2007
Breed: Vizsla
Date Purchased: 3/24/2007
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Pet Spot
Details: eye infection; ear infection; in pet store 2 1/2 months.


ID: 1855
Date Submitted: 1/19/2007
Breed: Schnoodle
Date Purchased: 9/1/2006
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Pet City
Details: giardia; coccidia; kennel cough; in pet store for 6 months.


ID: -3510
Date Submitted: 12/14/2005
Breed: Bichon Frise
Date Purchased: 12/19/2002
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Morning Calm Feed and Pet *
Details: Malnourished; kennel cough.


ID: -2434
Date Submitted: 1/14/2005
Breed: Weimaraner
Date Purchased: 8/3/2004
Broker:  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +
Petshop:  Animal Affair +
Details: kennel cough; aggression


ID: -1182
Date Submitted: 1/12/2004
Breed: Saint Bernard
Date Purchased: 10/20/2003
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  North Washington Street Kennel *
Details: Underweight


Breeder:

Name: Fortin, Jeff (breeder) +
DBA: 4-10 Best Pets
Address: 725 B B Lane
City: Oberlin
County: Decatur
State: KS
Zip: 67749
This breeder has also used the following USDA Numbers:

Breeder/Broker: 48B0225  Fortin, Lizann & Jeff (broker) +  Notes: Additional info may be available at this link. This link contains information on puppies bred and/or brokered by Jeff Fortin

USDA Inspections:

Description: 
Date: 6/3/2009
Inspection File:  48-B-0225.pdf
Notes: The inspection date does not reflect the actual date of inspection, but instead the date in which our databases were updated with the most recent inspection.  Normally this file will contain inspection records between 2006-2009.

Description:  LIZANN & JEFF FORTIN
Date: 9/10/2004
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: No non-compliant items identified this inspection. This was a focused inspection only, on repeat non-compliant items from previous inspections. This inspection and exit interview was conducted by Faron Greenough (ACI), Amy Jirsa-Smith (ACI) and Nancy Collins (employee). End of report.

Description:  LIZANN & JEFF FORTIN
Date: 8/25/2004
Inspection File:  None Available
Notes: * At the time of inspection there were several dogs in the outside kennel areas that were observed to be in pens that did not provide adequate housing for the number of dogs enclosed within. Extra housing is needed for these dogs or moving the dogs to enclosures that have adequate sized housing is needed. The pens are as follows: # 9 counting from the north end on the east end of the Outback kennel. # 4 counting from the west end of the windbreak pens.-

* At the time of inspection there were several pens that were in need of having additional shade installed or of having the shade that is currently in place moved in a manner that allows for al dogs access to shade and protects them from the direct rays of the sun. The pens are as follows. The pens on the south side of the garage kennel The pens on the east side of the Jack building.-

* At the time of inspection there were several pens that were observed to have broken wires in the flooring, divider panels that had broken wires and divider panels that were bent downward. These items are in need of being replaced or repaired in a manner that protects the dogs enclosed from possible injury. The pens are as follows: Pens 2 & 3 counting from the north on the west side of the big reefer building (hole in wire flooring due to broken wire mesh). Pen # 1 counting from the north end on the west side of the Old sundowner building. (broken wire). Pen # 2 counting from the north end on the east side of the Lewis building (bent down divider panel) Pen # 9 counting from the north end on the west side of the New building (bent and broken wires in divider panel)-

This was a focused inspection to check back on repeats and directs from previous inspection. This inspection and exit interview was conducted by Faron Greenough (ACI) along with Rebecca and Jeff Fortin(owners). End of report.

Description: LIZANN & JEFF FORTIN
Date: 7/15/2004
Inspection File:  48-B-0225_JUL-15-2004.pdf
Notes: * When reviewing the records of disposition it was observed that there were several dogs listed on the forms that were listed as "No Collar" for their official identification. These were puppies that were in being sold and transported. All puppies need to be identified with an individual identification whenever they leave the facility for sale or transit. This needs to be done from this date forward. To be corrected by: from this date forward.-

-At the time of inspection the records of acquisition or 7005 (dogs on hand) was not current. There were several dogs that were on the record however there was no individual dog identification number listed in the respective column. These records need to be updated and kept current.-

* At the time of inspection there were several dogs in the outside kennel areas that were observed to be enclosed in pens that did not have adequate housing for the number of dogs enclosed within. Extra housing is needed for these dogs or moving dogs to enclosures that have adequate sized housing is needed. The pens are as follows: # 9 counting from the north end on the east side of the Outback kennel. # 4 counting from the west end of the Windbreak pens The North West pen of the garage kennel.-

* At the time of inspection there were several pens that were in need of having additional shade installed or of having the shade that is currently in place moved in a manner that allows for all dogs access to shade and protects them from the direct rays of the sun. The pens are as follows. The pens on the south side of the garage kennel. The pens on the east side of the Jack building. The 7 smaller pens on the south end of the west row of Outback pens. To be corrected by: 07-22-2004.-

* At the time of inspection there were several pens that were observed to have broken wires in the flooring, divider panels that had broken wires, and divider panels that were bent downward. These are in need of being replaced or repaired in a manner that protects the dogs enclosed from possible injury. The pens are as follows. Pens 2 & 3 counting from the north on the west side of the Big Reefer building (hole in wire flooring due to broken wire mesh) Pen # 1 counting from the north end on the west side of the Old Sundowner building (broken wire) The far end pen counting from the north end on the west side of the Old sundowner building (broken wire) Pen # 2 counting from the north end on the east side of the Lewis building (bent down divider panel) Pen # 9 counting from the north end on the west side of the New building (bent and broken wires in divider panel) To be corrected by: 07-22-2004.-

* At the time of inspection the mesh wire flooring in all pens on the west side of the Lewis building was observed to be broken and bent. This flooring was observed to have sharp points and edges and well as broken holes in the wire flooring. Total replacement is needed for this section of flooring. No new dogs can be housed in these pens until the wire mesh flooring has been replaced. To be corrected by: 08-05-2004.-

* At the time of inspection the pen containing three terriers on the east side of the new sundowner building does not provide the adequate amount of space for the dogs enclosed within.-

* At the time of inspection the pen containing 4 Bichon on the west side of the New building does not provide the adequate amount of space for the dogs enclosed within.-
These dogs are in need of being moved to pens where the space requirements are met. To be corrected by: 07-19-2004.-

* At the time of inspection there was three drain pipes that had fallen off of their connections. This allows for the drainage from these three drains in two different buildings, to pool up and stand in puddles. These wet areas are breeding and living areas for pests and vermin. These drain pipes are in need of being reconnected in a manner that removes the drainage of water and feces from the area directly around these two kennel buildings. To be corrected by: 07-17-2004.-

* At the time of inspection the north end inside area of the Lewis building was observed to have an accumulation of rodent feces as well as a large enough hole in the wall to allow for the passage of rodents. An effective method of preventing and controlling rodents is in need of being implemented in this building. To be corrected by: from this date forward.-

Date of last inspection 08-20-2003 This inspection and exit interview was conducted by Faron Greenough (ACI), Jim Gauthier (ACI), David Oelberg (VMO) along with Lizann Fortin (owner). End of report.

Description: 
Date: 11/12/2002
Inspection File:  48-B-0225_NOV-12-2002.pdf
Notes: 

Description: 
Date: 10/25/2001
Inspection File:  48-B-0225_OCT-25-2001.pdf
Notes: 

Description: 
Date: 5/8/2001
Inspection File:  48-B-0225_MAY-08-2001.pdf
Notes: 

Description:                   JUL-20-2000
Date: 7/20/2000
Inspection File:  48-A-1001_JUL-20-2000.pdf
Notes: 

Inventory:

Date: 1/11/2000
Species: Puppy
Count: 170

Date: 1/11/2000
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 400

Date: 7/20/2000
Species: Puppy
Count: 168

Date: 7/20/2000
Species: Adult Dog
Count: 410

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

Miscellaneous:
This breeder/broker also uses the following aliases:
Pixy Pals
Classic Canine Companions (Triple C (site 2))
4-10 Best Pets
Best Pal
Play Pal Kennels
Beaver Creek Kennels


Breeder/broker sometimes listed as Jim Fortin

Other addresses used:
RR 3 Box 45 - Oberlin KS 67749
HC1 Box 13A - Selden KS 67757
725 B B LANE - OBERLIN, KS 67749 (Site 2)
Dannebrog NE. (site 3)

News story

May 21, 2008

Fire kills breed dogs

A fire in rural Decatur County claimed the lives of several breeding dogs and destroyed a barn Saturday evening.
Fire Chief Bill Cathcart said the call came in around 6:55 p.m. and both the Decatur County Rural fire department and Beaver Valley responded.

Chief Cathcart said the owner had been burning trash nearby and the barn caught on fire. Jeff Fortin owns the barn located about nine miles north and three and a half west of Oberlin.

The dogs were in pens close to the barn and Mr. Fortin lost several in the fire, said Chief Cathcart, although he didn-t know how many.  The barn was being used for storage, so the total loss is around $40,000. Some of the trees in the creek bed also burned.  The firefighters were at the scene for about four hours.

Source: http://www.nwkansas.com/obhwebpages/pdf%20pages%20-%20all/obh%20pages-pdfs%202008/obhPages_05_May/Week3/2A%20SM%2021.pdf