The owner of a dog training facility in Johnson City, Tennessee, along with one of her trainers, is facing animal cruelty charges following the starvation death of a puppy. As reported by multiple sources, a nine-month-old miniature bull terrier died while in the care of Off Leash K9 Training, which is owned by 55-year-old Randi LaFerney.
LeFerney has claimed that the pup’s death was accidental, but a necropsy revealed that the young dog, who was at the facility for five weeks, had zero body fat and no food in the digestive tract. LeFerney, and trainer Andrew Hunigan, are facing aggravated animal cruelty charges for the death of the pup, whose name was Dallas, reports WJHL News.
LeFerney was booked into jail earlier this week, according to the Johnson City Press, Hunigan was also arrested on Monday. Both are currently free on bond.
(Screenshots via Johnson City Press and WJHL News)
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