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Friday, August 24, 2012

Pet Rescue Worker - 40 Dead Animals Found in Her Town House



Horror as police discover menagerie of 40 dead animals abandoned in home of pet rescue worker

Police are hunting an animal rescue worker after more than 40 dead pets were found in her abandoned house of horror.

The gruesome find came after neighbors complained about a foul smell coming from a rented home in Columbia, Maryland.

When police broke in, they found the bodies of 40 animals littered around the building.


Shocking find: Neighbors complained about a foul smell coming from the home of animal rescue worker Beth Lindenau in Columbia, Maryland.

Police left a letter for the inhabitant, Elizabeth Lindenau, 40, a bird expert and former animal trainer at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. No charges have been filed, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Nineteen were found stuffed in a freezer, including birds, cats, rabbits, snakes and guinea pigs. Another 21 bodies, one a hermit crab, were discovered still locked in their cages. None appeared to have any food, water or heating.

Two cats, a bearded dragon lizard and a gerbil were found barely alive on Monday.

It was just sickening.  My wife, she was going to throw up, she was so disgusted, neighbor Michael Antonucci told the CBS Baltimore affiliate.

"I saw them when they first went in," said another neighbor. He walked in and walked right out. Nobody could stay in long with that odor. It tears my heart out, it really does. Residents said they heard the woman renting the house was involved in an animal welfare group.


Pet cemetery: Police are hunting an animal rescue worker after more than 40 dead pets were found in her abandoned house of horror

‘How can someone who loves animals and rescues them leave those animals to die?’ added Mr. Antonucci.

"I couldn't sleep last night when I thought it was just one animal.  I really had a hard time.  To hear this, it's going to be another disturbing night",  a neighbor told ABC News. She added that she had only seen the woman with two dogs and there was no indication all the animals were inside the home, which had all electricity and power turned off.

Police are trying to locate the tenant, who is expected to face child cruelty charges. She hasn’t been seen in at least a week.

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