Former Right Puppy Kennel owner Kevin Settineri faces new charges

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The former owner of Right Puppy Kennel, who was charged with altering health certificates for dogs he sold worldwide, faces new unrelated charges.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office authorities say Kevin Settineri, 47, of the 2200 block of Old Union Church Road, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor communicating threats. The victim in this case is Settineri’s daughter, Danielle.

A warrant said the incident occurred Jan. 4 and that Kevin Settineri pushed her and said he would “kill her.” The warrant lists Danielle Settineri as Nicole Danielle Jones. Her father, Kevin, was charged on Jan. 5 and issued a $1,000 secured bond.

On Jan. 10, deputies were back at the Old Union Church Road home charging Kevin Settineri with misdemeanor resist, delay, obstruct an officer and misdemeanor violating a court order. A warrant said Settineri was hiding in his residence and refused to answer the door when a deputy attempted to serve him with a notice of a hearing for 50-B protective order that had been filed against him.

A warrant said Settineri was not to have contact with his daughter when in fact he violated that order by allowing her to be at his home.

Danielle Settineri was charged with misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer by telling the deputy her father was not home. Kevin Settineri was given a $1,000 bond for the new charges and his daughter was given a $200 secured bond. Both have since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center.

Authorities said the two operated a kennel that specialized in particular dog breeds and they faked the dog’s certificates of health.

Officials said at the time the two obtained a valid health certificate for one dog and then altered the paperwork and used it for other dogs. One dog was found sick at a Florida veterinarian’s office.

Charges against Kevin Settineri in that case were later dismissed and his daughter received probation following a plea to misdemeanor charges of forgery.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.