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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT 


THIS AGREEMENT is entered into by the United States Department of 
Agriculture. Animai and Plant Health Inspection Service (“APHIS"), and Dot’s 
Little Doggies. Inc., with reference to the following facts: 

1 . At all times mentioned herein, Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. operated 
as a Dealer under the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. § 2131 et seq.) (the “AW A”) 
at the facility located at 3754 E. 245th Street, Lyndon, Kansas, 66451. 

2. APHIS has documented evidence of Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc.’s 
non-compliance with the AWA and the regulations promulgated thereunder (9 
C.F.R. § 1.1 etseq.), and specifically, has documented evidence of Dot’s Little 
Doggies. Inc.’s failure to provide adequate veterinary care and properly maintain 
housing facilities in a manner as to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of the 
animals as required by the AWA regulations and AWA standards for the humane 
handling and treatment of animals (9 C.F.R. §§ 2.40, 3.1). 

3. APHIS has not instituted an administrative enforcement action 
based on the findings described above in paragraph 2. 

4. APHIS and Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. have determined to settle the 
issues related to the potential violations of the AWA and the regulations and 
standards issued thereunder, as described above. 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is agreed as follows: 

5. Dot’s Little Doggies. Inc. admits that the Secretary has jurisdiction 
in this matter, and waives oral hearing and further procedure. 

6. Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. consents and agrees to the following: 

a. Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. agrees to sell, donate, 

and/or transfer ownership and possession of any dogs on its premises. 


An Equal Opportunity Provider end Employer 


Reference Number: K$] 500 10- 
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Issuance Date: IVlay 19, 2016 
Version: Final 


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regardless of ownership, within twelve (12) weeks from the date Dot’s 
Little Doggies, Inc. signs this Settlement Agreement. 


b. Animal Care wil 1, upon written request, grant a one- 


time exemption from the licensing requirements for the transfer, 
movement, and/or sale of any dog that Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. holds at 
the time Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. signs this Settlement Agreement, to 
include the transportation of cogs that are less than eight (8) weeks of age. 


Animal Care will, upon written request, grant an 


c. 


exemption for Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. to retain a reasonable number of 
dogs that are maintained for its own personal use and enjoyment, provided 
that the laws of the jurisdiction where Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. operates 
allows it to keep the animals. 


d. At a time that is mutually agreeable to both parties. 


Animal Care shall take an inventory of the animals currently present at 
Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. facility to determine its existing inventory of 
animals, and Animal Care shall take a second inventory' of the animals 
present at the Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. facility within twelve (12) weeks 
from the date Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. signs this Settlement Agreement 
to verify compliance with paragraph (a) above. Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. 
shall not unreasonably withhold its consent to a time and date for Animal 
Care to conduct the inventories. Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. shall document 
all sales, donations, and transfers of ownership and provide copies of those 
documents to Animal Care within twelve (12) weeks from the date Dot’s 
Little Doggies, Inc. signs this Settlement Agreement. 

e. As of the date Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. signs this 
Settlement Agreement, AWA license 48-A-1755 is hereby revoked. 


An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer 


Reference Number: KS15GG10- 
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Issuance Date: May 1 9, 201 & 
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f. Dot’s Little Doggies, fnc. and any partnerships, 
firms, corporations or other legal entities that it controls or in which it has 
a substantial interest, financial or otherwise, are permanently disqualified 
from (a) obtaining an Animal Welfare Act license, and (b) engaging in 
activities governed fay the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. § 2131 etseq.) 
and regulations issued thereunder (9 C.F.R. § 1.1 etseq.), either directly or 
indirectly, on or off 3754 E. 245th Street, Lyndon, Kansas, 66451 . 

7. Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. consents and agrees that its failure to 
comply with the terms of this Settlement Agreement shall automatically void 
paragraph 8 below, and that APHIS shall have the right to immediately institute 
enforcement proceedings against Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. based upon the non- 
compliant items documented at 3754 E. 245th Street, Lyndon, Kansas, 66451, in 
connection with animal welfare investigation KS 15 00 10- AC, and any future 
violations, and to pursue any and all remedies available to APHIS under the 
AWA. 

8. For and in consideration of Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc.’s agreements 
and actions described in paragraph 6 above, and the promises and admissions of 
Dot’s Little Doggies. Inc. set forth herein, APHIS agrees not to institute an 
administrative or civil enforcement action against Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. in 
connection with the alleged AW' A violations documented in animal welfare 
investigation KSI50010-AC. 

APHIS and Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. warrant and represent that their 
respective representatives, whose signatures appear below, have the authority to 
execute this Settlement Agreement and to bind each of the parties, respectively, to 
this Settlement Agreement. 


An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer 


Reference Number: KS 150010- 
AC 

Issuance Date: May 19, 2016 
Version: Final 


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Dot’s Little Doggies, Inc. 


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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUTURE 

ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE 



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Investigative and Enforcement Services 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
United States Department of Agriculture 


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An Ecus! Opportunity Provider and Employer 


Reference Number; KSI50010* ? 

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Issuance Date: May 1 9 , 2016 
Version: Final 


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