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‘Cages On Cages’ Holding 180 Animals Found Inside Filthy ‘Rescue’ home: Punish Their Abusers!

Published: January 13, 2023 at 02:07 PM Author: Penny Eims

Brick, NJ – Two self-proclaimed animal rescuers are facing a deluge of animal cruelty charges after the authorities made a grim discovery inside a Brick Township Home in December. The women,  Aimee Lonczak, 49, and Michele Nycz, 58, called themselves the “Crazy Rescue Ladies,” and the authorities said that they were keeping 180 cats and dogs in deplorable conditions inside a home on Arrowhead Park Drive.

Under the guise of rescuing, Lonczak and Nycz collected money from unsuspecting good Samaritans, while keeping innocent cats and dogs in unspeakable conditions.

The Instagram account for the two “rescuers” claims that they are a “responsible rescue” with a non-profit,  501(c)3 status.

But the people who raided the rescue agency’s home found conditions that told a different story. Officials said:

“Most of these animals were forced to live in cages filled with their own feces, urine and other garbage. The odor was unimaginable and one of the first tasks was to clean and bathed the dogs and cats.”

A Brick Township Police Department news release provides further information about the dismal situation:

The officers observed stacks of animal crates on top of each other with dogs and cats in the crates. Because of the conditions, the officers were forced to exit and requested that a Hazmat team respond.
Initially, officers estimated that there were approximately 30 animals contained within the residence. Once emergency response teams were able to get into the home it became apparent that the number of animals was in excess of 100. The home was full of animal waste and the animals were living in horrible and inhumane conditions. At least two animals removed were deceased – both were dogs.

The raid at the home revealed a total of 135 dogs, 45 cats, and two dead puppies; eight of the animals required emergency veterinary care. Officials noted that the animals were covered in “crusted” feces and urine. Alexander Becker, an assistant Ocean County prosecutor, said:

“three inches of feces throughout the entire floor of the home, not just the cages, but throughout the whole household.”

The women were booked into the Ocean County Jail on multiple charges of animal cruelty, in addition to a charge of endangering the welfare of a child because a minor (Lonczak’s daughter) was found to be living in the squalor too. On December 8, a superior court judge ordered Lonczak and Nycz to be released from the Ocean County Jail. The women are due in court again on January 24 to see if they will regain custody of their personal dogs.

Please add your name to the petition as we fight for justice on behalf of the animals who were forced to suffer in unimaginable conditions created by these so-called “rescuers.”

We the undersigned demand that Aimee Lonczak and Michele Nyczheld are held responsible for the inhumane conditions they forced 180 dogs and cats to live in. We are petitioning for these women to receive the maximum punishment for each and every charge resulting from this inhumane situation. It should go without saying, but these women should NOT regain custody of their personal dogs! At sentencing, we want to see them prohibited from owning, caring for, or working with, animals in the future. 

Note: Animals seized from the home were transferred to the care of Ocean County Health Department animal shelters; the authorities are trying to reunite pets with owners who may have surrendered their animals to the Crazy Rescue Ladies and unclaimed pets will be adopted out to new families.

Individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.


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'Cages On Cages' Holding 180 Animals Found Inside Filthy 'Rescue' home: Punish Their Abusers!

14,811 signatures = 74% of goal


14,811 Ann Klein Jan 30, 2023
14,810 Mary Barber Jan 30, 2023
14,809 Pat Wyman Jan 30, 2023
14,808 Eleanor Justice Please help God's beautiful precious creations!!! Jan 30, 2023
14,807 Sarah Rowe Jan 30, 2023
14,806 Iryna Yasinska Graves Jan 30, 2023
14,805 Barbara Ribarich Jan 30, 2023
14,804 Kim Munchel Jan 30, 2023
14,803 Kelly Byrne Jan 30, 2023
14,802 Annesia Malone omggg what is wrong with people, i cannot imagine this filth. poor poor animals, I always think of how lucky some are and how horrible others have to live....breaks my heart Jan 30, 2023
14,801 Lyndon Stivers Jan 30, 2023
14,800 Susan Phillips Jan 30, 2023
14,799 Judy Morelle Jan 30, 2023
14,798 Lucy Melluish Jan 30, 2023
14,797 nagy peter Jan 30, 2023
14,796 M Wentworth Jan 30, 2023
14,795 Sally MARLES Jan 30, 2023
14,794 Kelly Mcevers Jan 30, 2023
14,793 Gisele Germain Jan 30, 2023
14,792 Robin Butcher Jan 30, 2023
14,791 Martin Tanke Jan 30, 2023
14,790 Lara Doornbosch Jan 30, 2023
14,789 Allie Barkalow Jan 29, 2023
14,788 Wendy Wilfong Jan 29, 2023
14,787 Connie Anderson Jan 29, 2023
14,786 Cathleen Schulz Jan 29, 2023
14,785 Jody Parker-Matt Jan 29, 2023
14,784 Ruth DORF Jan 29, 2023
14,783 Kym Kephart These rescues should be monitored. Jan 29, 2023
14,782 Debra Gamble Jan 29, 2023