May 23, 2013
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, has obtained a temporary restraining order to prevent a St. Louis boarding kennel owner from housing any dogs.
Koster filed a lawsuit April 22 against Greg Striebel and Landmark Animal Center, Inc., for violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) after inspectors from the Missouri Department of Agriculture discovered that Striebel and Landmark Animal Center:
In his lawsuit, Koster sought a temporary restraining order to prohibit Striebel from any further violations of the ACFA and from conducting any ACFA-regulated activity until further order of the court. The suit also seeks a civil penalty of up to $1,000 per violation of the ACFA and demands that the defendants pay court costs.
Koster, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, has made cracking down on illegal dog breeders and sellers a priority in his office. "We want Missouri to be known as a state that raises animals in a humane environment and offers dogs from well-operated kennels to buyers across the country," Koster said.