07-11-16 CDA: License Denial & Cease and Desist Order Issued to Jurassic Pets, LLC…

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License Denial & Cease and Desist Order Issued to Jurassic Pets, LLC

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Care Facilities Act program (PACFA) has denied the license applications and issued Cease and Desist Orders to Jurassic Pets, LLC, d/b/a Jurassic Pets Thornton and d/b/a Jurassic Pets Lakewood.
Jurassic Pets, LLC, and its stores are owned by Kenneth and Lynn Kubic. The actions by CDA were taken after Mr. Kubic was convicted of eighteen counts of Cruelty to Animals on May 13, 2016 (Adams County Case No. 15M832). Ms. Kubic pled guilty to Cruelty to Animals on June 15, 2016 (Adams County Case No. 15M833). Both were applying for “Pet Animal Dealership” and “Small Mammal Breeding” licenses through CDA’s pet care program.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture may deny a license if those with authority over the license have been convicted of cruelty to animals. The Cease and Desist Orders require Jurassic Pets, LLC,  to stop all business activity and advertisements at each facility; it has until August 5, 2016, to finalize business plans related to the company and animals.
PACFA, within CDA’s Inspection and Consumer Services division, is a licensing and inspection program dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of animals in 1,900 licensed pet care facilities throughout Colorado. The program is committed to making sure that licensees meet, or exceed, minimum standards for physical facilities, sanitation, ventilation, lighting, heating, cooling, humidity, spatial and enclosure requirements, nutrition, humane care, medical treatment, methods of operation and record keeping. In April 2016, the program received the Colorado Animal Control Officers Association’s (CAACO) “Agency of the Year Award.” For more on the program, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/aginspection/pacfa.