Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission ordered to surrender license

Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission ordered to surrender license

MISSION, Kan. — The Kansas Office of Agriculture issued an buy on Wednesday to revoke Mission pet shelter Unleashed Pet Rescue’s license. 

Heather Lansdowne, a spokesperson for the Section, explained the revocation get comes just after an investigation by the section located new citations and results. The section did not disclose the character of its investigation or conclusions into the shelter.

“The up coming stage will be that either the respondent (Unleashed Pet Rescue) accepts the buy and surrenders their license or they dispute the get and request a hearing by the necessary deadline,” Lansdowne explained in an e mail.

Danielle Reno, who operates Unleashed Pet Rescue, has managed that the shelter operates at the highest criteria and has denied a lot of of the allegations made towards her by previous staff members and volunteers.

FOX4 emailed Reno’s attorney, known as at the very least 2 times for comment and referred to as the shelter but did not receive a comment.

Previous thirty day period, a FOX4 Trouble Solvers investigation revealed that Unleashed Pet Rescue experienced failed its state wellbeing inspections on extra than just one event.

A six-12 months evaluate of point out inspection reviews uncovered that in 2022 by itself, the condition inspected Unleashed Pet Rescue at minimum five times. For the duration of just about every inspection, details reveals the number of grownup pet dogs housed in the shelter by no means stayed down below 65 and generally rose higher than 90.

“There ended up as well many dogs to adequately just take the best treatment of them and get them out of their smaller areas for much more than, I necessarily mean, some of them only got out 15 minutes full of the working day,” Karen Swanson, previous manager at Unleashed Pet Rescue, previously told FOX4.

Last 7 days, the town of Mission announced it was no longer partnering with the pet shelter. The town had, until eventually a short while ago, outlined the shelter as its source to property missing and stray animals.

On Monday, the office suggests it issued an unexpected emergency purchase to the shelter to cease having animals.

Cockroaches, overcrowding and poor management are just a handful of of the several problems FOX4 Problem Solvers gained on Unleashed Pet Rescue in the earlier 4 months.

“It’s about time that this took place,” Gillian Gollehon, previous foster and volunteer at Unleashed Pet Rescue, explained in response to the ruling from the Kansas Office of Agriculture. “I’m not hoping to, I guess, established apart that they have finished some very good. I’m not using that away from that, but the poor has outweighed that excellent.”

The Kansas Office of Agriculture explained it experienced gained in excess of 20 new grievances almost a week following Challenge Solvers’ investigation was released.

“We have had some informal conversations with shelters and are confident that we will not have a problem acquiring new spots for all those (Unleashed Pet Rescue) animals, but no specific preparations have been manufactured however,” Lansdowne said in an electronic mail.

Records from the Kansas Section of Agriculture reveals the shelter asked for to get in 933 canine from out-of-condition final 12 months. In 2021, Unleashed Pet Rescue requested to get in far more than 1,700 canine.

People numbers do not incorporate canine the shelter took in from the condition of Kansas or from out of the state.

“I imagine, in the long run, they need to have to be held accountable,” Gollehon formerly informed FOX4.

The division says Unleashed Pet Rescue has 15 times to charm the revocation get.

FOX4 Problem Solvers will update you as we master far more.