Woman on probation for animal cruelty charged after 1,700+ animals found in home; 53 found dead

Posted at 3:35 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 00:21:54-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — The former owner of a Thornton pet store is again facing charges of cruelty to animals after police say they stumbled upon thousands of animals in her home.

Officials say they investigated Lynn Kubick at her home on Umpire Street in Adams County after being called for help by the Department of Agriculture which was doing an inspection of her property.

Kubick, who was serving probation for a conviction in 2016 that led to the closure of Jurassic Pets, was found to have 739 mice, 589 rats, 277 hedgehogs, 203 snakes, five lizards, five dogs and two litters of cats.

According to police, they also found 44 dead mice, four dead rats, two dead hedgehogs and three dead snakes. Police say the woman did give up several of the animals needing medical attention to people who were searching the house.

The search, carried out a year ago, led to charges filed just weeks ago of cruelty to animals.

Read original coverage from Kubick's first arrest in 2016 here.