As it turns out, the deputy I spoke to yesterday gave me false information. He called me back today to tell me that the kennel has not been closed down. It is still in operation.
I have left a message with my aunt (who is an attorney), hoping that she might be able to give me some advice as to how to handle this. I'm drafting an e-mail back to him, but I won't send it until I get the go-ahead from her.
Upon further research, I found out that this guy has a shady past. A few years ago, he was convicted of fraud. The government paid him to train drug and bomb-sniffing dogs after 9-11. He proclaimed that he was doing his patriotic duty and that his dogs were "heroes". When the dogs were tested, they failed miserably. As it turns out, he falsified documents and did not train them properly. The government convicted him, he served time in prison, and he owes them $700K.
I'm going to look into some of the suggestions that all of you had- calling the BBB and other agencies to report him. Thanks for your thoughts, prayers and support.