Alleged Kountry Kennel victim speaks out over owner’s arrest

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — An accused dog killer found herself in handcuffs and one of her victims found justice. 

Donna Michelle Lindgren was arrested Friday evening after Enterprise police executed a search warrant at her dog daycare and boarding business, Kountry Kennel. 

According to an EPD press release, investigators found several dogs living in unsanitary living conditions as well as an emaciated German shepherd. 

The search warrant came after a victim filed a police report that said her dog died shortly after coming home from the kennel.

The owner, who spoke to WDHN last week, described how she felt when she heard about the arrest Wednesday afternoon.

“I started crying,” dog owner Aubrey Held said. “I got chills over my whole body, and I just feel a sense of justice.”

With the news of the arrest also comes the news that the Helds’ dogs weren’t the only ones being abused.

“I wasn’t crazy for making those videos and proving that my dogs were neglected at her house when she was persistent that my dogs were in perfect health, and she would be taking care of them,” Held said. “Clearly (Lindgen) is not taking care of my dogs or anyone else’s dogs.”

Police took Lindgren to the Enterprise City Hall and was charged with Cruelty to Animals second degree. She bonded out before she was booked into jail, according to the Enterprise Police Department. 

Enterprise police will speak to reporters about the case Thursday morning. 

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