200 Dogs Seized from D and M Kennel, Uniontown

Wm K. Martin, Sheriff

Benjamin E. Cole, Undersheriff
293 East 20th Street
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
[620] 223-1440 (office) or [620] 223-0055 (fax)

Press Release
June 15, 2023

On Monday June 12th, 2023, the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office along with other local law enforcement agencies assisted the Kansas Department of Agriculture in the seizing of approximately 200

The Division of Animal Health have been at the D and M Kennel, a business located in the Uniontown Kansas area several times following up on violations that were committed from previous

According to officials, the violations occur under the Kansas Pet Animal Act and the owner had failed to meet recommended standards from the violations that were observed during these inspections.

The state is looking at revoking the licenses through administrative action and could possibly take several weeks.

The sheriff’s office is talking with the Bourbon County Attorney’s Office on filing Cruelty to Animal charges against the owner.

The outside agencies that assisted in this operation was the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office animal control units. The cities of Pittsburg, Iola, and Fort Scott
animal control officers assisted. Representatives from the Kansas State Veterinary school/clinic also assisted in the operation.

The animal rescue units that were involved in taking the dogs were, The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, National Mill Dog Rescue (Peyton, Co.); Caring Paws (Newton, Kansas); Perry Paws
(Ottawa, Kansas) and Golden Belts (Great Ben, Kansas).

The investigation is still ongoing.

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