County officials believe little has been done by controversial dog breeder

A Tippecanoe County dog kennel is shut down.
A Tippecanoe County dog kennel is shut down.

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – The Board of Zoning Appeals got an update on a controversial Tippecanoe County border collie kennel Wednesday night.

You may remember, last month Thurman “Randy” Sanders told the BZA that he could install proper ventilation and temperature control for his barn in the next 30 days.

But with just two days to go, county building and health officials said they don’t believe anything has been done and that Sanders has cancelled several appointed meetings with them at his property.

“I don’t believe at this time that he has made any progress toward an adequate waste disposal system for his kennel,” said Building Commissioner Ken Brown.

“He’s not been cooperative and not willing to proceed with the simple one page instructions that were handed to him by Mike Wolf from Ken Brown’s office,” added Chief Environmentalist Ron Noles.

An earlier injunction sought by the BZA to shut Sanders’ kennel down has been on hold while he filed this latest special exception. A scheduling conference with the judge is set for Monday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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