A former employee of a dog daycare in Gates has been charged with animal cruelty.
The Humane Society of Greater Rochester says 25-year old Alexis Malone of Churchville was seen on video from Dog E. Woggy's West kennel areas hitting a dog and dragging dogs by the neck and collar.
They say further investigation by Humane Law Enforcement officers turned up additional evidence that Malone had been abusing pets in the care of the facility.
Malone has been ordered to appear in Gates Town Court December 12 to face three charges of torturing and injuring animals. Each misdemeanor offense carries penalties of up to a year in prison and a one-thousand dollar fine.
The Humane Society says Malone is no longer working at Dog E. Woggy's West.