Owner of training facility arrested

Owner of training facility facing cruelty charge after puppy starved to death

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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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4 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    That’s a good one–“accidental starving”! The sick evil bitch should be locked up permanently, starved, and forgotten!

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG!!! That poor furbaby!!! IMHO anyone who could murder a helpless, trusting furbaby could do the same to a human……
    The disgusting cruel POSs who murdered this precious little treasure MUST be locked up forever (only way to keep all of the rest of us safe), only leaving prison in a pine box. These POSs will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…… hope they get there ASAP after dying a horrible death alone, afraid, in pain and (worst of all), unloved….. Absolutely NO ?’s about their fate……

    Precious treasure your life was stolen from you (& your life mattered). You absolutely did NOT deserve to be treated so cruelly…… I am absolutely heartbroken for your trauma & death.

    Makes me sick inside to think of this precious furbaby suffering……

    Precious treasure please look for MacKitty in Heaven and he will welcome you into his snuggle buddies group. You can RIP amongst his loving friends……..

  3. Diana Rowell says:

    Astounding that the MORE evil and CORRUPT someone is, the more they ACTUALLY think they KNOW more than the EXPERTS and continue to LIE even with damning EVIDENCE. Invoking biblical law “eye for an eye”, I pray God’s hand of Justice finds Andrew Hunigen and Randi LeFerney with a reality check bringing THEM to KNOW the experience of STARVATION and DEHYDRATION, while ISOLATED to prevent anyone from hearing BOTH cry and MOAN like this poor dog DID for DAYS!


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