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Fairfield Police Charge New Canaan Woman Who Had Remains of Dogs in Crates in Her Apartment

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Two months after finding the remains of dogs in crates inside the Fairfield home where she had been living, Fairfield police on Tuesday arrested a 31-year-old New Canaan woman by warrant and charged her with five counts of animal cruelty. Heidi Lueders, now of Marshall Ridge Road in New Canaan, also was charged with first-degree criminal damage to a landlord’s property by a tenant, Fairfield police announced on Wednesday. — This article previously was published by NewCanaanite.com. Bully Breed Rescue, the organization Lueders headed, has had adoption events in Darien in the past. Police launched an investigation on Nov.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for President of Animal Rescue Group in Connection With Deaths of Five Dogs

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Fairfield Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Heidi Lueders, 31, the president of a New Canaan dog rescue organization, two weeks after the remains of five dogs in cages were found in her Fairfield apartment, police announced Thursday afternoon. Lueders, president of Bully Breed Rescue, which focuses on rescuing mostly pit bull dogs, is charged with five counts of animal cruelty and one count of first-degree criminal damage to landlord’s property. Her bond was set at $50,000 by a judge in state Superior Court in Bridgeport. “The Fairfield Police Detective Bureau is currently coordinating the terms of her surrender,” the town police department said in the announcement. The announcement also said:

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New Canaan Dog Rescue Group: Animal Cruelty Investigation Focuses on Our President

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Fairfield police are investigating the deaths of several dogs that appeared to have died in crates inside a home at 37 Prince St. in Fairfield, and the vice president of an area dog rescue group says its president was in charge of those dogs and lived at that address. Believed to have been sent to either a sanctuary or foster home, the remains of the five dogs were found in the care of Heidi Lueders, president of New Canaan-based Bully Breed Rescue Inc., according to a post on the organization’s website by Vice President Chris Antolini. — This article previously was published by NewCanaanite.com. Alerted to an investigation at the familiar street address, members and volunteers with Bully Breed “all immediately began cooperating with local police and detectives,” Antolini said.

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Darien Man Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty, Gets Suspended Prison Sentence

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The Darien man charged with animal cruelty after a golden retriever died while in the care of his pet boarding business entered a guilty plea Friday and was given a suspended jail sentence and put on probation for two years. Terry Burns, 44, was also fined and agreed to donate $1,000 to a humane society. Part of the conditions of his probation are to not work in any job with animals or with the treatment or care of animals. He also will be evaluated by a psychiatrist or psychologist. The father of two young children apologized in court to the New Canaan woman who owned the retriever.

Mimi Gammill Betsy Animal Cruelty Case Terry's House of Pets

‘My Sweet Girl Was Truly Special’: Woman’s Court Statement on Puppy Killed in Darien Man’s Care

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A New Canaan woman in a forceful statement on her experience last summer of learning that her 13-month-old puppy had died in the care of a Darien man found by police to be operating an non-registered kennel is pushing for justice officials to deny him a special form of parole. Burns, owner of the now-shuttered Terry’s House of Pets, requests that he be denied “accelerated rehabilitation” or ‘AR’ in order to send a message “there are severe consequences” for mistreating animals. “My heart is broken after losing my Betsy but Mr. Burns’ crimes are much bigger than just her death and the consequences he must face should reflect that,” Gammill wrote in her statement, published in full below. ____________

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Burns appeared in state Superior Court in Stamford on Friday in connection with an animal cruelty charge brought by Darien Police in October.