JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A northern Missouri dog breeder has agreed to pay $1,000 to settle allegations she was operating without a state license.
Attorney General Chris Koster said Friday that a Schuyler (SKY'-lur) County judge approved a consent judgment involving commercial dog breeder Cynthia Stump.
The attorney general says Stump Farms Puppies in Lancaster had received a state license in 1997. But when that license expired, Koster said the business continued to sell dogs through a website.
Under the consent order, Stump did not admit any fault but agreed to pay the state $1,000. Koster said the amount is equal to the maximum penalty allowed for failing to maintain a license under Missouri's dog-breeding laws.