A consent judgment has been entered in Ray County Circuit Court against Jeannine Julian for violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) and the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act (CCPA).

Julian owns JJ Kennel, a commercial breeding facility in Richmond.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says Department of Agriculture inspections uncovered numerous violations of the law including repeated refusal to allow inspectors access to the facility.

Other violations include failure to provide a number of things including adequate veterinary care to animals in obvious medical distress, housing that would protect animals from injury, adequate lighting and interior surfaces free of rust.

The Attorney General also says the kennel did not prevent excessive accumulation of feces and food waste, did not provide uncontaminated, wholesome food to the dogs and they failed to have adequate employees.

Under the terms of the judgment Julian is required to correct the violations found by the state Department of Agriculture and comply with ACFA and CCPA at all times in the future. 

In addition, Julian is required to pay court costs and a civil penalty of $3,800, with $2,200 being suspended on the condition that she doesn’t violate the ACFA or CCPA for the next two years.

Should Julian fail to comply with the ACFA or the CCPA within two years, the court will assess penalties for each day of each violation of $100 per day up to 30 days; $250 per day for 31 to 60 days; and $500 per day beyond 60 days. 

Any violation of the terms of the consent agreement would require Julian to surrender her ACFA license and transer any animals in her facility to the state Department of Agriculuture.