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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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Terrence Burns arrest Animal Cruelty Darien PD 10-12-17

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. ____________

— This article previously was published by NewCanaanite.com. ____________

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

Darien Man Charged with Animal Cruelty Seeks Special Probation

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The Darien owner of a now-shuttered, unlicensed pet boarding business where a  golden retriever died this summer from what veterinarians call extreme heat exposure — is seeking a form of probation. An attorney representing Terry Burns, 44, charged Oct. 6 with animal cruelty, said during a hearing Thursday in state Superior Court in Stamford that his client is applying for Accelerated Rehabilitation. That court program allows for charges to be dropped after a period of many months in which a defendant otherwise keeps out of trouble (that usually means that the defendant isn’t arrested) and other conditions may also be attached. The charges are also removed from the defendant’s criminal record.

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Police: After Dog Died in His Care, Darien Man Lied to Animal’s Owner, Veterinarians and Cops

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Dogs boarded at Terry’s House of Pets in Darien were often kept locked in a motor vehicle while the business’s owner ran errands, were forced to compete for food tossed onto an unsanitary garage floor — in a room that was not climate controlled — and the animals never were let outside for fresh air or exercise, according to an arrest warrant affidavit from Darien police. This article originally was published by NewCanaanite.com. Unless otherwise noted, the information in it is from court documents filed by Darien police, which include accusations not proven in court. Betsy Gammill of New Canaan. Contributed

When a young golden retriever died in his care in July — likely from exposure to extreme heat — the owner of the Hoyt Street business, Terry Burns, appears to have lied to the dog’s New Canaan owner as well as to emergency veterinary workers and police, according to the arrest warrant application submitted by Darien Police Officer Richard Flood.

Terrence Burns arrest Animal Cruelty Darien PD 10-12-17

Police: Complaints of ‘Abuse, Unsanitary Conditions, Neglect’ at Darien Kennel Result in Arrest

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A Darien man abused and neglected animals in his care, resulting in death at an unlicensed dog kennel on Hoyt Street, according to Darien police, who arrested the man. Terrence Burns, 44, of 259 Hoyt St. was arrested on a warrant Friday charging him with animal cruelty. The business, “Terry’s House of Pets,” is listed at the same address. __________

— This article originally was published by NewCanaanite.com.