South Boston puppy training business enterprise operator billed with animal cruelty

The proprietor of a defunct doggy education and boarding business enterprise in South Boston is dealing with animal cruelty rates for allegedly abusing three pet dogs, information show.

Tyler A. Falconer, 30, is charged with a few counts of animal cruelty by a custodian, which are felonies, and 3 counts of improperly tethering or confining an animal, which are misdemeanors, in accordance to court docket information.

Falconer was the proprietor of the after-preferred Falco K9, which shut before this calendar year after clients alleged on social media that their animals were harmed beneath his care. The Animal Rescue League of Boston, which has police powers in instances involving animal cruelty, attained the prison rates on May well 4, documents clearly show.

A spokesman confirmed that the Animal Rescue League’s investigation made the prices towards Falconer but referred issues to Suffolk District Lawyer Kevin R. Hayden’s workplace. A spokesperson for Hayden declined to remark on the circumstance but claimed the office will be equipped to provide additional facts soon after Falconer’s arraignment on Could 31.

Falconer lives in Burlington, in which he is effective as a firefighter, information present. He was placed on administrative leave from the hearth department on March 9 following media stories about purchaser complaints about his business and alleged “misconduct in a individual romance,” town officials stated Thursday in a statement.

On Thursday “the Town attained a duplicate of the Prison Complaint in which the ARL prices that Falconer mistreated pet dogs at his business enterprise. The Town will now be pinpointing how to move forward in that subject,” the statement read. “The Town’s investigation of allegations related to the personal romantic relationship have been ongoing.”

Falconer could not be attained for remark. It was not obvious if he experienced employed an attorney to represent him.

WCVB-Television noted that Falconer is married to the station’s visitors anchor Katie Thompson.

On a now-deleted Facebook webpage for his pet dog instruction company, Falconer wrote in March that “claims of neglect and abuse are merely not correct.”

“At Falco K9 we are committed to making sure the proper care and education of just about every dog. These allegations are appalling, nevertheless any statements of neglect and abuse are only not genuine,” he wrote. “We would like to prolong our deepest gratitude and many thanks to our faithful shoppers and staff. Regretably thanks to the detrimental focus this has prompted we will be shutting our doors.”

Falconer served in the US Navy, where by he was assigned to schooling K9s for the assistance. He opened the business enterprise in 2016, in accordance to a deleted corporation web-site.

Veterinary information documenting the wellness impacts on the a few animals are not publicly available until finally Falconer’s arraignment, according to the South Boston Municipal Court docket clerk’s business office.

The available data include statutory language for every single demand but do not depth what Falconer is accused of.

A summary of the prices revealed that:

  • On Nov. 18, 2020, and for other times not specified in courtroom papers, Falconer allegedly abused a golden retriever named Sawyer. The male pet was close to 7 several years previous.
  • On Feb 10, 2023, and other days not specified in courtroom papers, he allegedly abused a male Rhodesian ridgeback named Observe. The pet dog was all-around 6 months aged.
  • On Feb. 16, 2023, and other times not specified in the court docket papers, he allegedly abused a 3-12 months-aged feminine cane corso named Luna.

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