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ELLSINORE, MO (AP) - The Missouri Attorney General's office has shut down a southern Missouri dog breeder, citing several violations of the state's Animal Care Facilities Act.

Attorney General Chris Koster says C&N Sunset Kennels owner Connie Nelson must transfer all of the breeding dogs to a licensed breeder, rescue shelters or to the public. She was also fined $5,000, though all but $500 of that is suspended as long as she doesn't violate terms of the consent judgment for six years.

Koster says inspections found that the kennel in Ellsinore operated without a license, failed to provide veterinary care for the dogs, even failed to provide them with potable water.

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