When Amanda Denes came home from work one day three years ago, she immediately knew something was off.
"I walked into my apartment and noticed things were kind of awry," Denes, who teaches at the University of Connecticut, told The Dodo.
The apartment was on the second floor of a three-floor house in Hartford, Connecticut. Denes entered that evening by the back door. "I went into the bedroom and I could see the room had just been torn apart," she said.
At first, Denes thought that her two beloved dogs, Burton and Zuzu, had just gone nuts and torn everything up while playing around the house - until she realized she couldn't find them.