User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

53° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started. | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Dog Breeder: Judge Rules Searches Illegal

February 1, 2010, 5:58 PM by Don Jorgensen

Dog Breeder: Judge Rules Searches Illegal
There are major developments in the case involving a Turner County dog breeder.

A judge has ruled two searches of Dan Christensen's property should never have been done and that former Second Chance Rescue executive director Rosey Quinn purposely misled the court in order to conduct a raid on Christensen's dog breeding operation back in September.

Christensen has always maintained Second Chance Rescue Center and the Humane Society of the United States took his dogs without cause.

According to court papers obtained by KELOLAND News, Judge Tami Bern ruled Second Chance Rescue Director Rosey Quinn intentionally mislead the court by withholding information from an August 27 inspection that showed the dogs appeared okay.

The judge says Quinn testified that she was specifically directed not to disclose that information to the court in order to obtain a search warrant for Christensen's property.

Christensen hopes the ruling means he'll soon get his dogs back. 

"Our biggest concern, naturally, is the welfare of the dogs and try to find out where are dogs are.  We don't have any idea where any of them are at," Christensen said.

Christensen, who faces 173 counts of inhumane treatment of animals, calls this a major victory but thinks the damage may already be done. 

"It hurt the grandkids and my kids.  I don't know if it's repairable.  You get over things, but it's going to take awhile," Christensen said.

Christensen tells KELOLAND News the next step is to work with Second Chance Rescue to get his hunting dogs back 

"We haven't seen our dogs in six months and we'd like to know where they are at and the condition they are in and see if we can salvage something," Christensen said.

Quinn tells KELOLAND News she's not sure how Second Chance Rescue is going to move forward at this point.

Previous Story

Next Story




You may also like

16-Year-Old Teen Found Dead On Interstate 90

10/2/2015 10:48 AM

Authorities did not identify the victim, but described him as a 16 year old from Minnehaha County.

Full Story
Body On I-90 Identified

10/2/2015 4:02 PM

The teenager found dead on Interstate 90 has been identified as an O'Gorman High School student.

Full Story
Body Found Dead On I-90

10/1/2015 11:38 PM

At 10:45 p.m. Thursday, deputies found a body at Interstate 90 and North Kiwanis Avenue, near the Interstate 29 interchange.

Full Story
Helicopter Crash Near Parkston Under Investigation

10/5/2015 11:25 AM

Emergency crews responded to a helicopter crash near Parkston Monday morning. 

Full Story
Bosworth's Husband Facing Felony Charges

10/5/2015 10:50 AM

The husband of former GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Annette Bosworth now faces felony charges.

Full Story