Independence Township shutting down kennel at home on Pine Knob

Posted at 5:32 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 18:34:56-04

Independence Township says they are closing a kennel that’s been operating out of someone’s home for several years.

Brian Oppmann with the Township says they were alerted in 2016 by animal control that a home on Pine Knob had 77 dogs.

According to the ordinance after three dogs you’re considered a kennel.

The business run there is called Millstones Golden.

Oppmann says they didn’t meet the requirements asked of them after nearly a year and the planning and zoning commission voted that they would not be able to get a business license in the Township.

Concerns started piling up last year about the kennel. 

Julie Reed says she bought two dogs from the Millstones Golden and shortly after found out they had parvo and one had a heat defect. 

The kennel says they sold the dogs not knowing they had parvo. 

"We've done everything in our power to make sure those puppies are happy, healthy and are well adjusted," Krysta-Maria Wung with the kennel.  

"It's Important that she is aware of the consequences and ultimately if she want to continue her business she'll have to move," he says. 



The kennel will be cited and will have to get rid of the dogs or move their business out of the area.