Here's an article I just found:
Odds still against Clarks Hill collie breeder
It seems as though Thurman “Randy” Sanders, border collie breeder of Clarks Hill, is facing the hard truth that his kennel of more than 50 years may close. But he apparently has not yet given up.
The kennel, at 10112 S. County Road 700 East, was the focus of much attention during fall 2012 after a fellow border collie breeder and interested buyer stopped by the farm a few months prior.
Kenny Shuck, of southern Indiana, and a friend filed a complaint. Possible violations — and claims that Sanders’ property was a public health hazard — bounced around before landing in the lap of the Tippecanoe County Health Department.
Sanders already had made a name for himself with Tippecanoe County Animal Control with prior citations of cruelty to dogs, neglect and lack of food, water and shelter.
A hearing in July in Tippecanoe Superior Court 6 yielded 13 tickets from Tippecanoe County Animal Control for licensing and inoculation. Fines totaled $552.
In addition to the tickets, Sanders has engaged in a nearly yearlong joust with the Tippecanoe County Board of Zoning Appeals, which resulted in the board ordering the 60-some-year-old operator, who had been breeding border collies since the 1960s, to discontinue breeding due to where the dogs are housed.
In February, Sanders and his lawyer at the time, James Ayers of Crawfordsville, attempted to persuade the board that though the barn Sanders used violated current codes, it was grandfathered in because Sanders had been breeding on his property since before Tippecanoe County’s unified zoning ordinance was passed in 1965.
Ayers, who no longer represents Sanders, said Thursday that he and Sanders were able to provide the board with proof that his business preceded the establishment of the code. But the board ruled against Sanders, saying the building was not the same one used in 1960.
Sanders moved the dogs from the first building to the current building in 1981. The board claimed the barn does not meet heating and ventilation standards.
The board offered Sanders a chance to modify the building and apply for a variance, which would relieve him of conforming to certain setback requirements. Sanders did not attend the board’s August meeting and therefore forfeited one of his final chances to keep his kennel.
Bianca Klinker, a planner with the Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission, told the Journal & Courier in August that Sanders was shut down as of that meeting. Ken Brown, Tippecanoe County building commissioner, said in order for Sanders’ border collie business to officially shut down, a judge must hand down a ruling.
According to Brown, Sanders has since hired a new attorney who will represent him in court while Sanders challenges the board’s decision. Brown said he was not sure if a court date has been set.
The Journal & Courier attempted to contact Sanders on Friday. At least one dog could be heard barking from the barn behind his home.
Shuck said he’s been trying to keep up with the case.
“In all honesty, it’s unfair to comment if we don’t know the outcome,” Shuck said Thursday. “I had somebody ask me last week about what has happened with the dogs that are there.”
Brown said he has received calls from two reputable organizations interested in adopting the dogs if the court orders Sanders to shut down.