BREAKING: Kountry Kennel owner arrested for animal abuse

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Enterprise police have arrested the owner of  Kountry Kennel Doggie Boarding and Daycare on an animal cruelty charge.

The department began investigating Donna Michelle Lindgren, age 43, of Enterprise after hearing of a possible animal abuse case at her business on Freedom Drive.

“The report indicated that the victim had boarded two dogs at Kountry Kennel from May 8, 2019 to May 12, 2019,” a release from the police department states. “The victim reported that when she picked up her dogs they were noticeably unwell and could barely walk. One of the victim’s dogs passed away shortly thereafter.”

Last week, WDHN spoke to Aubrey Held, who told us of how her two dogs, Kennedy and Butkus, suffered from multiple health issues. Kennedy died shortly after returning home while Butkus was found to be suffering from a sunburn to the face as well as a chemical burn on his left paw, Held said.

EPD Detectives paid a visit to Kountry Kennel last Wednesday while on a search warrant. There they found “numerous dogs housed in unsanitary living conditions.”

“EPD Detectives and Animal Control seized a german shepherd dog that was severely emaciated,” the release states.

Last Friday at 5:35 p.m., police arrested Lindgren for Cruelty to Animals 2nd Degree.

***The following section has been updated with the corrected information. EPD mistakenly said they took her to Coffee County Jail when she was actually taken to Enterprise City Hall.

“Lindgren was processed and made bond at Enterprise City Hall,” the release states. “The status of Lindgren’s business license for Kountry Kennel is currently under review by City of Enterprise officials.”

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