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Animal Cruelty Investigation Centers On President Of Rescue Group Based In New Canaan

Bully Breed Rescue, Inc.
Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. Photo Credit: Contributed

The president of a dog rescue group based in New Canaan is under immense scrutiny after an animal cruelty investigation discovered several dogs that looked like they had died in crates inside of a Fairfield home.

Heidi Lueders of Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. was said to be in the care of the five dogs that were found. However, the dogs were believed to have been sent to various sanctuaries and foster homes, according to a post on the Bully Breed Rescue Inc. website from Vice President Chris Antoine.

When members and volunteers associated with Bully Breed Rescue learned of the 37 Prince St. address in Fairfield, they “all immediately began cooperating with local police and detectives,” Antolini said.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm all five dogs on Prince Street were dogs of Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. under the care of President Heidi Lueders,” Antolini said. “Over the last seven months, Ms. Lueders had previously communicated to members and volunteers that she had sent four of these dogs to a sanctuary and the fifth dog was in a foster which she was monitoring. None of these dogs were known to be within the residence of Prince Street.”

As of Tuesday, Nov. 20, no charges have been filed.

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