A breeder in Ames, Iowa has been guilty of a series of violations over the past two years. He failed to provide adequate vaccinations and poor living conditions for his dogs. Two state inspections have been conducted at the location, and both of them found the animals to be in a bad state. The USDA has cited the breeder for multiple violations related to sick animals. In September 2021, the USDA visited the breeding facility and found that the animals were being cared for poorly. A USDA inspection revealed four injured and dehydrated dogs and found more than 20 animals to be living in poor conditions.
The methods of the report are based on USDA inspections, state inspections, and complaints from members of the public. A few breeders in Iowa were found guilty of mistreating dogs and other violations. Fortunately, the Humane Society has been able to track down the worst offenders so far. The Humane Society’s “Horrible Hundred” methodology has helped identify breeders whose dogs live in terrible conditions.