July & August 2020 Suspensions, Penalties, Reprimands
(AKC Published 8/5 and 8/16/2020) - click here for most recent AKC Board Minutes
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Suspensions imposed by the AKC’s Management, Disciplinary Committee or AKC Event Committees
Suspended/Reprimands - 5 Years or Less
The American Kennel Club Secretary's page states the following statement:
"As a result of an Event Committee determination the following individual stands suspended of AKC privileges. It should be noted that this determination may still be appealed and may be reversed. Upon expiration of the appeal process, an appropriate notice describing the status of the individual’s suspension, if any, will appear in this column:" (names appeared on AKC's page in exactly this context)
August 2020 - A Trial Board of the American Kennel Club heard charges on March 6, 2020 against Ms. Linda Kepner (Hickory Corners, MI). The Trial Board sustained charges of neglect of a dog at or in connection with an event. The penalty was set at a six month event suspension and a $1,000 fine. (Poodles, Shetland Sheepdogs)
Mr. Ed Sullivan (Kansas City, MO) Action was taken by the Missouri Valley Hunt Club for conduct at its June 7, 2020 event. Mr. Sullivan was charged with improper treatment in connection with an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three month suspension and a $300 fine. (Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers)
...suspended Ms. Theresa Weber (Sherwood Forest, CA) from registration privileges for three months and imposed a $500 fine, effective July 15, 2020, for signing an AKC document on behalf of another without filing a properly completed power of attorney form. (Pumik)
Ms. Tammy Seidlitz (Dublin, CA) Action was taken by the City of Angeles Pug Club for conduct at its January 17, 2020 event. Ms. Henderson was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and a $100 fine. (Chinese Cresteds)
July 2020 - Mr. Clifford Dupree (Oroville, CA) Action was taken by the Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego for conduct at its February 20, 2020 event. Mr. Dupree was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language and personal property damage. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the combined penalty at a one month event suspension and a $500 fine.
Previous 6 Months to 5 Year Suspensions or Instant Info on AKC's ii Improper Treatment
AKC Suspended - 10 Years
August 2020 ...suspended Ms. Debora Rivera (Arcadia, FL) from all AKC privileges for ten years and imposed a $2,000 fine, effective July 15, 2020, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or the best interests of the American Kennel Club based on their violation of the AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment Policy. (Great Danes)
AKC Suspended - 15 Year To Life
August 2020 ...suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for life and imposed a $10,000 fine, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or to the best interests of The American Kennel Club based on their violation of the AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment Policy: Eff. July 15, 2020 - Mr. Carmine D’Apruzzo Shirley, NY (Rottweilers) - Ms. Marleen Puzak Denver, CO (French Bulldogs)
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