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  273.329.  Director may refuse to license or may revoke licenses, grounds — operation without license, penalty. — 1.  The director may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke a license on any one or more of the following grounds:

  (1)  Material and deliberate misstatement in the application for any original license or for any renewal license under sections 273.325 to 273.357;

  (2)  Disregard or violation of sections 273.325 to 273.357 or of any rules promulgated pursuant thereto;

  (3)  Conviction of any violation of any state or federal law relating to the disposition or treatment of animals;

  (4)  Failure to provide adequate food, water, housing or sanitary facilities for animals under the control of an animal shelter, boarding kennel, commercial breeder, commercial kennel, contract kennel, dealer, pet shop, pound, or exhibitor as defined by regulations of the USDA.

  2.  The department of agriculture shall not retain, contract with, or otherwise utilize the services of the personnel of any nonprofit organization for the purpose of inspection or licensing of any animal shelter, pound or dog pound, boarding kennel, commercial kennel, contract kennel, commercial breeder, hobby or show breeder, or pet shop under sections 273.325 to 273.357.

  3.  Operation of an animal shelter, pound or dog pound, boarding kennel, commercial kennel, contract kennel, pet shop, or exhibition facility, or activity as a commercial breeder or dealer without a valid license shall constitute a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 1992 S.B. 636 § 2 subsecs. 2, 3, A.L. 2010 S.B. 795)

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