Owner of South Boston dog training facility charged with animal cruelty

BOSTON — The owner of a South Boston dog training facility is facing animal cruelty charges after pets were allegedly abused on the premises.

Tyler Falconer is set to be arraigned on three felony counts of animal cruelty and three counts of tethering confinement later this month, according to court documents.

His business, Falco K9, closed its South Boston location in March after customers alleged the facility mistreated their pets.

Court documents allege Falconer did not provide three dogs, Luna, a female Cane Corso, Watch, a male Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Sawyer, a male golden retriever, with the necessary amount of food and drink.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston told Boston 25 News in March they were aware of social media posts and were investigating the matter.

Animal Control said on March 13 they had inspected both locations and Falco K9 had already moved out of both buildings.

Falconer is set to be arraigned on May 31.

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