On Tuesday, the Humane Law Enforcement Department at Lollypop Farm received a security video showing Dog E. Woggy’s West's daycare and boarding facility’s kennel areas.
In the video, 25-year-old Alexis Malone, of Churchville, can be seen striking a dog and dragging dogs by the neck and collar, according to Lollypop.
Upon further investigation, it was revealed that Malone had been abusing pets in the facility’s care.
Malone is no longer employed by Dog E. Woggy’s West.
Malone had been ordered to appear in Gates Town Court on Dec. 12 to face three charges of torturing and injuring animals.
In a Facebook statement from the owner and management at Dog E. Woggy's West, they said they have "followed through in investigating and addressing any concerns regarding any suspected employee misconduct or mistreatment of our clients family members at DEW West. Over the last several weeks, multiple agencies have worked together to look deeply into video surveillance the very moment an issue was brought to our attention. It seems we can pinpoint where it started and when it ended.
"Said employee is no longer employed by DEW West and faces animal cruelty counts in Monroe County. Any mistreatment (even the grabbing of collars) of any pet is not OK. IT IS NOT OK. I assure you steps are being taken to make sure this does not happen in any other establishment."
The business added that additional cameras are now in place.