Faithful Friends Kennel Townsend, Connie & Ed

Address

Bedford , IA
USDA License # 42A0858

USDA inspection notes (from September 18, 2013 unless otherwise noted)
  • Accumulation of clutter and other unused items within the indoor housing facility. (December 13, 2012)
  • Two open bags of bedding. (December 13, 2012)
  • Accumulation of clutter and other unused items within the indoor housing facility. (December 13, 2012)
  • Accumulation of clutter and other unused items within the indoor housing facility. Entrance to the animal area shown in picture. (December 13, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. An excessive build-up of feces. (December 13, 2012)
  • Distant photo. An excessive build-up of feces. (December 13, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. A build-up of hair and sawdust bedding mixed with sand and dirt all along the edge of the enclosure (December 13, 2012)
  • Distant photo. A build-up of hair and sawdust bedding mixed with sand and dirt all along the edge of the enclosure. (December 13, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. One strand of sharp wire protruding into the enclosure from the wire panel wall next to the feeder. (December 13, 2012)
  • Distant photo. Two strands of sharp wire protruding into the enclosure from the wire panel wall next to the feeder. (December 13, 2012)
  • Beagle (Microchip # 063344352) with a thinning haircoat, thickened, grey skin, multiple raised bumps on back half of body. (December 13, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. Beagle (Microchip # 063344352) with a thinning haircoat, thickened, grey skin, multiple raised bumps on back half of body. (December 13, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. Beagle (Microchip # 063344352) with a thinning haircoat, thickened, grey skin, multiple raised bumps on back half of body. (December 13, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. One strand of sharp wire protruding into the enclosure from the wire panel wall next to the feeder. (December 13, 2012)
  • Distant photo. Beagle (Microchip#063344352) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and is currently undergoing treatment. (December 13, 2012)
  • Close-up photo. Beagle (Microchip#063344352) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and is currently undergoing treatment. (December 13, 2012)
  • Overview photo. Beagle (Microchip#063344352) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and is currently undergoing treatment. (December 13, 2012)
  • Outdoor enclosure housing two german shepards, there is a build-up of tall weeds all along the enclosure. Along the back of same enclosure is a large panel of unused chain-link fence. (June 26, 2013)
  • Outdoor enclosure housing two german shepards, there is a build-up of tall weeds all along the enclosure. Along the back of same enclosure is a large panel of unused chain-link fence. (June 26, 2013)
  • Wind and rain breaks on all the shelters are severely chewed, worn and soiled. There is hair and dirt sticking to these chewed and worn surfaces. (June 26, 2013)
  • Wind and rain breaks on all the shelters are severely chewed, worn and soiled. There is hair and dirt sticking to these chewed and worn surfaces. (June 26, 2013)
  • Within all of the enclosures, there is a build-up of hair, saw/dust bedding, feces and urine mixed with dirt. All of the chain-link fencing and shelters have a build-up of dirt, debris, hair and grime. (June 26, 2013)
  • Within all of the enclosures, there is a build-up of hair, saw/dust bedding, feces and urine mixed with dirt. All of the chain-link fencing and shelters have a build-up of dirt, debris, hair and grime. (June 26, 2013)
  • There are multiple holes dug in all the kennel runs causing a hazard for the dogs, a majority of the holes are large and deep. (June 26, 2013)
  • Several of the shelters have become detached and are sitting lopsided from their base making them an unsafe habitat for the animals. (June 26, 2013)
  • German shepard (Microchip#063005004) has flies hovering around its head and body, tips of both ears have black crusts and the right ear appears raw. (June 26, 2013)
  • German shepard (Microchip#063005004) has flies hovering around its head and body, tips of both ears have black crusts and the right ear appears raw. (June 26, 2013)
  • A sixteen year old Chihuahua (Microchip #063338113) has head tilt to the right and is continually circling to the right. The surfaces of both eyes are cloudy.(June 26, 2013)
  • A sixteen year old Chihuahua (Microchip #063338113) has head tilt to the right and is continually circling to the right. The surfaces of both eyes are cloudy.(June 26, 2013)
  • German shepard (Microchip #063549552) with thinning, dull hair coat on back half of body. With further inspection you could visualize the ribs and hip bones.(June 26, 2013)
  • German shepard (Microchip #063549552) with thinning, dull hair coat on back half of body. With further inspection you could visualize the ribs and hip bones.(June 26, 2013)
  • There are multiple holes dug in all the kennel runs causing a hazard for the dogs, a majority of the holes are large and deep. (June 26, 2013)
  • In the whelping building there is an excessive number of flies hovering around wet and soiled bedding. (June 26, 2013)
  • In the main outdoor facility, tubs of water are provided for the dog to cool themselves, the water does not drain properly leaving puddles of water and mud for the dogs to stand in. (June 26, 2013)
  • Outdoor enclosure housing two german shepards the skeletal remains of a rodent are present. (June 26, 2013)
  • Within the whelping building three enclosures have wet sawdust bedding, with one having a build-up of feces and urine. (June 26, 2013)
  • The wall of the enclosures housing two german shepards has a build-up of grime, hair and dirt. (June 26, 2013)
  • Within all the enclosures, there is a build-up of hair, saw/dust bedding, feces and urine mixed with dirt. All of the chain-link fencing and shelters have a build-up of dirt, debris, hair, and grime. (June 26, 2013)
  • Within the whelping building three enclosures have wet sawdust bedding, with one having a build-up of feces and urine. (June 26, 2013)
  • Outdoor enclosure housing two german shepards has an excessive number of flies large number are hovering around and landing on the male dog. (June 26, 2013)
  • German shepard (Microchip #063005004) has been evaluated and is currently undergoing treatment. (July 2, 2013)
  • German shepard (Microchip #063549552) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and is currently undergoing treatment. (July 2, 2013)
  • Long haired black and white chihuahua (Microchip #063338113) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and no treatment is needed. (July 2, 2013)
  • Water containers need to be cleaned and sanitized. Film with debris
  • Drinking water container with algea [sic], and debris.
  • Drinking water with algea [sic] and debris.
  • Barbed wire interwoven with the enclosure wiring.
  • Builidng with the dogs having access, needs to be cleaned/debris removed.
  • The rear portion of whelping building within the Shepherd enclosure needs cleaning and sanitizing/debris needs to be removed.
  • Dog is taller than the housing provided.
  • Dog cannot stand up within housing unit.
  • Dog too tall for housing provided.
  • Housing nut not tall enough for dog to stand in normal manner.
  • Dog house for 2 Shepherds has mold, and needs to be cleaned and sanitized.
Accumulation of clutter and other unused items within the indoor housing facility.  (December 13, 2012)
Two open bags of bedding. (December 13, 2012)Accumulation of clutter and other unused items within the indoor housing facility. (December 13, 2012)Accumulation of clutter and other unused items within the indoor housing facility. Entrance to the animal area shown in picture. (December 13, 2012)Close-up photo. An excessive build-up of feces. (December 13, 2012)Distant photo. An excessive build-up of feces. (December 13, 2012)Close-up photo. A build-up of hair and sawdust bedding mixed with sand and dirt all along the edge of the enclosure (December 13, 2012)Distant photo. A build-up of hair and sawdust bedding mixed with sand and dirt all along the edge of the enclosure. (December 13, 2012)Close-up photo. One strand of sharp wire protruding into the enclosure from the wire panel wall next to the feeder. (December 13, 2012)Distant photo. Two strands of sharp wire protruding into the enclosure from the wire panel wall next to the feeder. (December 13, 2012)Beagle (Microchip # 063344352) with a thinning haircoat, thickened, grey skin, multiple raised bumps on back half of body. (December 13, 2012)Close-up photo. Beagle (Microchip # 063344352) with a thinning haircoat, thickened, grey skin, multiple raised bumps on back half of body. (December 13, 2012)Close-up photo. Beagle (Microchip # 063344352) with a thinning haircoat, thickened, grey skin, multiple raised bumps on back half of body. (December 13, 2012)Close-up photo. One strand of sharp wire protruding into the enclosure from the wire panel wall next to the feeder. (December 13, 2012)Distant  photo. Beagle (Microchip#063344352) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and is currently undergoing treatment. (December 13, 2012)Close-up photo. Beagle (Microchip#063344352) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and is currently undergoing treatment. (December 13, 2012)Overview  photo. Beagle (Microchip#063344352) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and is currently undergoing treatment. (December 13, 2012)Outdoor enclosure housing two german shepards, there is a build-up of tall weeds all along the enclosure. Along the back of same enclosure is a large panel of unused chain-link fence.   (June 26, 2013)Outdoor enclosure housing two german shepards, there is a build-up of tall weeds all along the enclosure. Along the back of same enclosure is a large panel of unused chain-link fence. (June 26, 2013)Wind and rain breaks on all the shelters are severely chewed, worn and soiled. There is hair and dirt sticking to these chewed and worn surfaces. (June 26, 2013)Wind and rain breaks on all the shelters are severely chewed, worn and soiled. There is hair and dirt sticking to these chewed and worn surfaces. (June 26, 2013)Within all of the enclosures, there is a build-up of hair, saw/dust bedding, feces and urine mixed with dirt. All of the chain-link fencing and shelters have a build-up of dirt, debris, hair and grime. (June 26, 2013)Within all of the enclosures, there is a build-up of hair, saw/dust bedding, feces and urine mixed with dirt. All of the chain-link fencing and shelters have a build-up of dirt, debris, hair and grime. (June 26, 2013)There are multiple holes dug in all the kennel runs causing a hazard for the dogs, a majority of the holes are large and deep. (June 26, 2013)Several of the shelters have become detached and are sitting lopsided from their base making them an unsafe habitat for the animals. (June 26, 2013)German shepard (Microchip#063005004) has flies hovering around its head and body, tips of both ears have black crusts and the right ear appears raw. (June 26, 2013)German shepard (Microchip#063005004) has flies hovering around its head and body, tips of both ears have black crusts and the right ear appears raw. (June 26, 2013)A sixteen year old Chihuahua (Microchip #063338113) has head tilt to the right and is continually circling to the right. The surfaces of both eyes are cloudy.(June 26, 2013)A sixteen year old Chihuahua (Microchip #063338113) has head tilt to the right and is continually circling to the right. The surfaces of both eyes are cloudy.(June 26, 2013)German shepard (Microchip #063549552) with thinning, dull hair coat on back half of body. With further inspection you could visualize the ribs and hip bones.(June 26, 2013)German shepard (Microchip #063549552) with thinning, dull hair coat on back half of body. With further inspection you could visualize the ribs and hip bones.(June 26, 2013)There are multiple holes dug in all the kennel runs causing a hazard for the dogs, a majority of the holes are large and deep. (June 26, 2013)In the whelping building there is an excessive number of flies hovering around wet and soiled bedding. (June 26, 2013)In the main outdoor facility, tubs of water are provided for the dog to cool themselves, the water does not drain properly leaving puddles of water and mud for the dogs to stand in. (June 26, 2013)Outdoor enclosure housing two german shepards the skeletal remains of a rodent are present. (June 26, 2013)Within the whelping building three enclosures have wet sawdust bedding, with one having a build-up of feces and urine. (June 26, 2013)The wall of the enclosures housing two german shepards has a build-up of grime, hair and dirt. (June 26, 2013)Within all the enclosures, there is a build-up of hair, saw/dust bedding, feces and urine mixed with dirt. All of the chain-link fencing and shelters have a build-up of dirt, debris, hair, and grime. (June 26, 2013)Within the whelping building three enclosures have wet sawdust bedding, with one having a build-up of feces and urine. (June 26, 2013)Outdoor enclosure housing two german shepards has an excessive number of flies large number are hovering around and landing on the male dog. (June 26, 2013)German shepard (Microchip #063005004) has been evaluated and is currently undergoing treatment.  (July 2, 2013)German shepard (Microchip #063549552) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and is currently undergoing treatment.  (July 2, 2013)Long haired black and white chihuahua (Microchip #063338113) has been evaluated by a veterinarian and no treatment is needed.  (July 2, 2013)Water containers need to be cleaned and sanitized. Film with debrisDrinking water container with algea [sic], and debris. Drinking water with algea [sic] and debris. Barbed wire interwoven with the enclosure wiring. Builidng with the dogs having access, needs to be cleaned/debris removed. The rear portion of whelping building within the Shepherd enclosure needs cleaning and sanitizing/debris needs to be removed.Dog is taller than the housing provided. Dog cannot stand up within housing unit. Dog too tall for housing provided.Housing nut not tall enough for dog to stand in normal manner. Dog house for 2 Shepherds has mold, and needs to be cleaned and sanitized.

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