Off Leash K9 facility owner, trainer make first court appearance for animal cruelty charges

(UPDATE: 2:15 p.m.) – News Channel 11 had a camera in a Washington County, Tennessee courtroom Tuesday as the owner of Off Leash K9 Training in Johnson City and a trainer at the facility made their first court appearances. 

Both Randi LaFerney the facility owner, and a trainer at the facility, Andrew Hunigan, are facing aggravated animal cruelty charges after a dog reportedly died while being boarded at the facility. 

News Channel 11’s Chantel Batista reports that the judge set a preliminary hearing for Hunigan and LaFerney on June 12th to see if there is probable cause in their cases.

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story. 

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The owner of Off Leash K9 Training in Johnson City and a trainer at the facility are scheduled to appear in court today for animal cruelty charges. 

Randi LaFerney, the facility owner, and a trainer at the facility, Andrew Hunigan, are facing aggravated animal cruelty charges after a dog reportedly died while being boarded at the facility. 

A necropsy report revealed the 8-month-old miniature bull terrier named Dallas, had 0% fat content and there was no presence of food in the GI tract.

See also: Necropsy: Dog at Off Leash K9 Training died from starvation, had ‘0% fat content’

Both LaFerney and Hunigan were booked into the Washington County, Tennessee Detention Center on Monday with bond set at $10,000. 

More: Off Leash K9 Training owner booked into Washington Co. jail

LaFerney and Hunigan are scheduled to appear in court later today at 1:30 p.m.

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story.

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