Shockingly, during this same time period, USDA has given clean inspection reports to Puppy Love Kennel in contrast to the findings by MDA. Appallingly, USDA has totally abdicated its responsibility to enforce the federal Animal Welfare Act.
The Alliance provided the critical MDA inspection reports and the graphic photographs documenting the violations at Puppy Love Kennel to an official within USDA. We asked Dr. Robert Gibbens, USDA’s Director of Animal Welfare Operations, to explain why USDA continues to pass Corey Mincey’s facility in spite of the documentation of serious neglect by state inspectors. The Alliance invited Dr. Gibbens to personally inspect Puppy Love Kennel due to the horrifying reports by the state. Our request was rebuffed by Dr. Gibbens who replied that “we have reviewed the findings of USDA veterinarian inspections in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and believe they are accurate.”
Fortunately, the Missouri Department of Agriculture and Attorney General Schmitt are not relying on USDA and have taken action against Puppy Love Kennel and other cruel puppy mills in Missouri.