Former rescue leader facing charges

Dead dogs found at former rescue leader’s home – now she’s facing charges

The former president of an animal rescue group is facing animal cruelty charges following the discovery of dead dogs at her residence. According to multiple sources, 30-year-old Heidi Lueders, the former president of Bully Breed Rescue Inc., is facing five counts of animal cruelty after the authorities found five dog carcasses inside of her residence in mid-November.

Horrible conditions

The dog carcasses were found inside of crates in a home that Lueders was renting in Fairfield, Connecticut. The conditions inside of the residence were so bad that Lueders is also facing first-degree criminal charges for damages to the owner’s home, reported WFSB News. 

Lt. Robert Kalamaras described the shocking conditions to the Fairfield Post:

“The conditions inside the home were pretty deplorable with dog feces throughout the entire house. The smell inside the place was pretty bad because of that and the state of decomposition of the animals’ bodies.”

Though an arrest warrant was issued in late November, Lueders was not arrested until this week when she turned herself in to the authorities, reported the New York Post.

 

The rescue leader had claimed that four of the dogs had been sent to a sanctuary and the fifth was in a foster home…when in actuality they were deceased at her rented residence.

All social media accounts for the rescue group have been disabled.

More news, updates, funny videos and memes on the National Animal News Facebook page.

Yesterday: Investigation started after dead dog found tied to a pole more here.
In need: Senior dog surrendered nearly a year ago – please don’t let him die at the shelter. More here.

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9 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    How does one go from “former president of a rescue group” to an animal abuser? This is so disgusting and heartbreaking. I hope this POS has the book thrown at her and is never able to own an animal again!

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  2. Pamela D says:

    These sick low life scum of the earth need to rot and die. This goes to show you not everyone in the animal business loves animals and that is a damn shame. This disgusting dirty slob to live like this.

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  3. Adrienne says:

    What was this woman thinking? Was she over her head with rescuing these dogs but couldn’t stop or ask for help when she needed it?Sad situation all around especially for these animals that trusted her to care for them, not let them die.

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  4. Beth says:

    She and her boyfriend were / are drug addicts and criminals – she just let those pups sit in their crates and starve to death – I say do unto others as they do unto you!

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  5. Jan Barnes says:

    To think–we entrusted the care of our precious animals to someone like THIS! Just more proof we have to be more vigilant by thorough investigations and accountability!

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  6. Sheri says:

    HOW DARE YOU CLAIM TO BE IN RESCUE!! YOU ARE ONE SICK LOWLIFE SCUM THAT SHOULD BE PUBLICLY SHOT IN YOU NASTY FACE!!!
    ROT IN HELL!!!!
    KARMA COME GET THIS TRASH,, BURN IT,,, ITS DEAD!!😠😠😠😠

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