Saddle Bark Ranch or Sky Blue Ranch Thorp, Linda

Address

Winterset , IA
USDA License # 42A1140

USDA inspection notes (from September 4, 2013 unless otherwise noted)
  • Distant photo. Hair, old feces and grime stuck to the bottom of the enclosure. (October 24, 2012)
  • Close-up photo #1. Dust, hair, grime on top of the enclosure and on the wall around the dog door. (October 24, 2012)
  • Distant photo. Old feces stuck on the bottom of the cage. (October 24, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. Sharp wires poking into the enclosure within the animal doorway.(November 17,2011) (October 24, 2012)
  • Distant photo. Sharp wires poking into the enclosure with in the animal doorway. (November 17,2011)
  • 1st view. Dogs' feet passing through the wire floor. (November 17,2011)
  • Close-up. Yorkie with excessively long nails. (November 17,2011)
  • The distance between the wire strand is large enough to allow the chihuahuas' feet to fall through the floor. Dog standing on cross bars to keep feet from falling through floor. (September 12, 2011)
  • 2nd view. Dogs' feet passing through the wire floor. (November 17,2011)
  • Rusty feeder. (September 12, 2011)
  • Close-up photo. 2 elevated cages in the adult building that have large gaps at the top of the doors in the front of the cage. (September 12, 2011)
  • Distant photo. 2 elevated cages it the adult building that have large gaps at the top of the doors in the front of the cage. (September 12, 2011)
  • Distant photo. Gaps in the floor created by missing or broken wires. (September 12, 2011)
  • Close-up photo. Gaps in the floor created by missing or broken wires. (September 12, 2011)
  • The distance between the wire strands is large enough to allow the chihuahuas' feet to fall through the floor. Back foot falling through floor. (September 12, 2011)
  • Yorkie with excessively long nails. (November 17,2011)
  • Distant photo. Dust, hair, grime on top of the enclosure and on the wall around the dog door. (October 24, 2012)
  • Overall photo of adult dog building with decreased ventilation. (October 24, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. Old feces stuck on the bottom of the cage. (October 24, 2012)
  • Close-up photo #2. Dust, hair, grime on top of the enclosure and on the wall around the dog door. (October 24, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. Dust, hair, grime on top of the enclosure. (October 24, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. Hair, old feces and grime stuck to the bottom of the enclosure. (October 24, 2012)
  • Distant photo. Dust, hair, grime on the top and side of the enclosure and on the wall. (October 24, 2012)
  • Distant photo. A spray bottle containing a clear substance sitting on a window sill just above an enclosure. The licensee states that this is fly spray containing permethrin.
  • Distant photo. The ceiling is nearly covered with small, pin-point, circular yellow to brown spots. The licensee confirms these are "fly specs".
  • The enclosure is not lit well enough to throughly inspect the dogs and enclosure.
  • Distant photo. The floor with dust, sawdust, large pile of rodent droppings, and/or debris.
  • Close-up photo. The ceiling is nearly covered with small, pin-point, circular yellow to brown spots. The licensee confirms these are "fly specs".
  • Close-up photo. A spray bottle containing a clear substance sitting on a window sill just above an enclosure. The licensee states that this is fly spray containing permethrin.
  • Close-up photo. The air-conditioner unit in the corner of the housing facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime covering the front vent.
  • Distant phtoo. Pitting and flaking rust on cage front. Approximately 2x3 inch hole in floor.
  • Distant photo. The air-conditioner unit in the corner of the housing facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime covering the front vent.
  • Distant photo. The air-conditioner unit in the corner of the housing facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime covering the front vent.
  • Close-up photo. The floor with dust, sawdust, large pile of rodent droppings, and/or debris.
  • Distant photo. The floor with dust, sawdust, rodent droppings and/or debris.
  • Distant photo. Shelf with husbandry items with a thick layer of dust, dirt, grime and/or rodent droppings. Toxic substances on a shelf - bleach, sealant, rat bait,and other household chemicals.
  • Close- up photo. Multiple metal strands on one side of the threshold are bent in creating sharp points.
  • The floor with dust, sawdust, rodent droppings and/or debris.
  • Close-up photo. Shelf with husbandry items with a thick layer of dust, dirt, grime and/or rodent droppings. Toxic substances on a shelf - bleach, rat bait.
  • The enclosure is not lit well enough to thoroughly inspect the dogs and enclosure.
  • Close-up photo. The floor with dust, sawdust, large pile of rodent droppings, and/or debris.
  • Close-up photo. A build-up of yellow to brown grime within the enclosure. Broken wire strands on the floor or the enclosure are bent up creating sharp points.
  • The enclsoure is not slit well enough to thoroughly inspect the dogs and enclosure without a flashlight.
  • Close-up photo. A build-up of yellow to brown grime within the enclosure. Coating on wire floor worn off.
  • Close-up photo. Pitting and flaking rust on enclosure.
  • Distant photo. Pitting and flaking rust on enclsoure. Multiple metal wire strands on one side of the threshold are bent in creating sharp points. Coating on wire floor worn off.
  • Close-up photo. Pitting and flaking rust on enclsoure. Rusted, twisted wire creates sharp points.
  • Distant photo. The wire strands on the floor where the coating is coming off is less than 1/8 of an inch in diameter.
  • The wire strands on the floor where the coating is coming off is less than 1/8 of an inch in diameter.
  • Distant photo. The floor with a large build-up of dust, sawdust, rodent droppings and/or debris.
  • Close-up photo. Broken wire strands on the floor of the enclosure are bent up creating sharp points. Coating on wire floor worn off.
  • The wire strands on the floor where the coating is coming off is less than 1/8 of an inch in diameter.
  • Close-up photo. The wire strands on the floor where the coating is coming off is less than 1/8 of an inch in diameter.
  • Close-up photo. The air-conditioning unit in the corner of the facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime.
  • Sink with husbandry items with dust, dirt, grime and/or rodent droppings.
  • Distant photo. Pitting and flaking rust on cage front. 2x3 inch hole in floor.
  • Close-up photo. Pitting and flaking rust on cage front. 2x3 inch hole in floor.
  • Distant photo. The air-conditioning unit in the corner of the facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime.
  • The enclosure is not lit well enough to throughly inspect the dogs and enclosure.
  • The floor with dust, debris and/or grime.
  • Close-up photo. Container of rat bait with a thick layer of dust, dirt, grime and/or rodent droppings.
  • Distant photo. Water fixtures/PVC pipes with thick layers of black to brown grime.
  • Light bulb socket on the ceiling with no bulb which contributes to the poor lighting.
  • Close-up photo. Water fixtures/PVC pipes with thick layers of black to brown grime.
  • Distant photo. Water fixtures/PVC pipes with thick layers of black to brown grime. One area where inspector wiped off grime.
  • Close-up photo. The floor/wall under a cage with debris and/or grime.
  • Distant photo. Broken wire strands on the floor of the enclosure are bent up crating sharp points. Coating on wire floor worn off.
  • Overview photo.
  • Distant photo. Broken wire strands on the floor of the enclosure are bent up creating sharp points. Coating on wire floor worn off. A build-up of yellow to brown grime within the enclosure.
  • Distant photo. The floor/wall under a cage with debris and/or grime. Coating on wire floor worn off.
  • Close-up photo. Pitting and flaking rust on enclosure wall. Rusted, twisted wire with sharp point.
Distant photo. Hair, old feces and grime stuck to the bottom of the enclosure.  (October 24, 2012)
Close-up photo #1. Dust, hair, grime on top of the enclosure and on the wall around the dog door.  (October 24, 2012)Distant photo. Old feces stuck on the bottom of the cage.  (October 24, 2012)Close-up photo.  Sharp wires poking into the enclosure within the animal doorway.(November 17,2011)  (October 24, 2012)Distant photo.  Sharp wires poking into the enclosure with in the animal doorway. (November 17,2011)  1st view.  Dogs' feet passing through the wire floor.  (November 17,2011)Close-up.  Yorkie with excessively long nails. (November 17,2011)The distance between the wire strand is large enough to allow the chihuahuas' feet to fall through the floor. Dog standing on cross bars to keep feet from falling through floor.  (September 12, 2011)2nd view.  Dogs' feet passing through the wire floor.  (November 17,2011)Rusty feeder.  (September 12, 2011)Close-up photo.  2 elevated cages in the adult building that have large gaps at the top of the doors in the front of the cage.   (September 12, 2011)Distant photo. 2 elevated cages it the adult building that have large gaps at the top of the doors in the front of the cage.  (September 12, 2011)Distant photo.  Gaps in the floor created by missing or broken wires. (September 12, 2011)Close-up photo.  Gaps in the floor created by missing or broken wires.  (September 12, 2011)The distance between the wire strands is large enough to allow the chihuahuas' feet to fall through the floor.  Back foot falling through floor. (September 12, 2011)Yorkie with excessively long nails. (November 17,2011)Distant photo. Dust, hair, grime on top of the enclosure and on the wall around the dog door.  (October 24, 2012)Overall photo of adult dog building with decreased ventilation.   (October 24, 2012)Close-up photo. Old feces stuck on the bottom of the cage.  (October 24, 2012)Close-up photo #2. Dust, hair, grime on top of the enclosure and on the wall around the dog door.  (October 24, 2012)Close-up photo. Dust, hair, grime on top of the enclosure.  (October 24, 2012)Close-up photo. Hair, old feces and grime stuck to the bottom of the enclosure.  (October 24, 2012)Distant photo. Dust, hair, grime on the top and side of the enclosure and on the wall.  (October 24, 2012)Distant photo. A spray bottle containing a clear substance sitting on a window sill just above an enclosure. The licensee states that this is fly spray containing permethrin.Distant photo. The ceiling is nearly covered with small, pin-point, circular yellow to brown spots. The licensee confirms these are "fly specs". The enclosure is not lit well enough to throughly inspect the dogs and enclosure.Distant photo. The floor with dust, sawdust, large pile of rodent droppings, and/or debris.Close-up photo. The ceiling is nearly covered with small, pin-point, circular yellow to brown spots. The licensee confirms these are "fly specs". Close-up photo. A spray bottle containing a clear substance sitting on a window sill just above an enclosure. The licensee states that this is fly spray containing permethrin. Close-up photo. The air-conditioner unit in the corner of the housing facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime covering the front vent.Distant phtoo. Pitting and flaking rust on cage front. Approximately 2x3 inch hole in floor. Distant photo. The air-conditioner unit in the corner of the housing facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime covering the front vent.Distant photo. The air-conditioner unit in the corner of the housing facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime covering the front vent. Close-up photo. The floor with dust, sawdust, large pile of rodent droppings, and/or debris.Distant photo. The floor with dust, sawdust, rodent droppings and/or debris.Distant photo. Shelf with husbandry items with a thick layer of dust, dirt, grime and/or rodent droppings. Toxic substances on a shelf - bleach, sealant, rat bait,and other household chemicals. Close- up photo. Multiple metal strands on one side of the threshold are bent in creating sharp points. The floor with dust, sawdust, rodent droppings and/or debris.Close-up photo. Shelf with husbandry items with a thick layer of dust, dirt, grime and/or rodent droppings. Toxic substances on a shelf - bleach, rat bait.The enclosure is not lit well enough to thoroughly inspect the dogs and enclosure. Close-up photo. The floor with dust, sawdust, large pile of rodent droppings, and/or debris.Close-up photo. A build-up of yellow to brown grime within the enclosure. Broken wire strands on the floor or the enclosure are bent up creating sharp points. The enclsoure is not slit well enough to thoroughly inspect the dogs and enclosure without a flashlight.Close-up photo. A build-up of yellow to brown grime within the enclosure. Coating on wire floor worn off.Close-up photo. Pitting and flaking rust on enclosure. Distant photo. Pitting and flaking rust on enclsoure. Multiple metal wire strands on one side of the threshold are bent in creating sharp points. Coating on wire floor worn off.Close-up photo. Pitting and flaking rust on enclsoure. Rusted, twisted wire creates sharp points.Distant photo. The wire strands on the floor where the coating is coming off is less than 1/8 of an inch in diameter.The wire strands on the floor where the coating is coming off is less than 1/8 of an inch in diameter.Distant photo. The floor with a large build-up of dust, sawdust, rodent droppings and/or debris.Close-up photo. Broken wire strands on the floor of the enclosure are bent up creating sharp points. Coating on wire floor worn off. The wire strands on the floor where the coating is coming off is less than 1/8 of an inch in diameter.Close-up photo. The wire strands on the floor where the coating is coming off is less than 1/8 of an inch in diameter.Close-up photo. The air-conditioning unit in the corner of the facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime.Sink with husbandry items with dust, dirt, grime and/or rodent droppings. Distant photo. Pitting and flaking rust on cage front. 2x3 inch hole in floor. Close-up photo. Pitting and flaking rust on cage front. 2x3 inch hole in floor. Distant photo. The air-conditioning unit in the corner of the facility has a thick layer of hair, dust, dirt and/or grime.The enclosure is not lit well enough to throughly inspect the dogs and enclosure. The floor with dust, debris and/or grime.Close-up photo. Container of rat bait with a thick layer of dust, dirt, grime and/or rodent droppings.Distant photo. Water fixtures/PVC pipes with thick layers of black to brown grime.Light bulb socket on the ceiling with no bulb which contributes to the poor lighting.Close-up photo. Water fixtures/PVC pipes with thick layers of black to brown grime.Distant photo. Water fixtures/PVC pipes with thick layers of black to brown grime. One area where inspector wiped off grime.Close-up photo. The floor/wall under a cage with debris and/or grime.Distant photo. Broken wire strands on the floor of the enclosure are bent up crating sharp points. Coating on wire floor worn off.Overview photo. Distant photo. Broken wire strands on the floor of the enclosure are bent up creating sharp points. Coating on wire floor worn off. A build-up of yellow to brown grime within the enclosure. Distant photo. The floor/wall under a cage with debris and/or grime. Coating on wire floor worn off.Close-up photo. Pitting and flaking rust on enclosure wall. Rusted, twisted wire with sharp point.

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