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Woman Who Abandoned Cat on Sherman Street Identified, Arrested

Albany, NY

ALBANY, NY – Albany police have arrested a 30-year-old Albany woman in connection with an animal cruelty investigation.

Lisa Lindo was arrested Wednesday by investigators from the Albany Police Department’s Special Operations Unit who are tasked with investigating incidents of animal cruelty.

On Friday, January 27, 2023 around 3:05 p.m., Lindo abandoned a female cat by placing the cat in a duffle bag style cat carrier and leaving the cat near garbage cans on Sherman Street near Henry Johnson Boulevard without food, water, or proper shelter.

The cat was subsequently observed by an Albany resident who called Albany Animal Control. She was taken to the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society by Animal Control officers where she was evaluated and ultimately put up for adoption.

The cat, now named “Newt,” is currently in good health and was adopted shortly after she was located on the street.

Lindo was identified as the suspect following the release of surveillance footage on Tuesday, March 7th and taken into custody. She has been charged with one count of Abandonment of Animals and one count of Animal Cruelty.

She is scheduled to appear in Albany City Criminal Court on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

The New York Satte Humane Association also offered up a $1,000 reward for information leading to the successful arrest and conviction of the suspect in this case.