Ollie Dog Breeder Cited Again

A Keokuk County breeding facility has been cited again for violating the federal Animal Welfare Act—this time related to depriving a dog of veterinary care—marking at least the 29th violation at S & J Kennel in Ollie in the past two years. According to a report, on August 14 a USDA inspector found a puppy who hadn’t received any veterinary care for a “red growth” covering a quarter of the dog’s left eye. Similarly, on March 29 a USDA inspector documented that two French bulldogs had been denied veterinary care after sustaining severe injuries in a fight approximately three weeks earlier. Iowa’s dog breeders had the worst record of compliance with federal regulations in 2022, accounting for 36% of all violations cited nationally, with 286 violations.