$10K Bond For Iowa Men Who Left 43 Puppies In Parked Vehicle

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Iowa men have been ordered held on $10,000 bond after they were arrested on animal cruelty charges when police found 43 puppies left inside a cramped parked vehicle with little food or water.

Travis Wester, 22, and Larry Subject, 49, were both arrested early Tuesday after an Ogden District police officer heard loud barking coming from the rear of a vehicle parked in the 2500 block of West Cermak Road, police said.

When police checked out the vehicle, they found 43 puppies inside the vehicle in cramped containers, without appropriate food or water.

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Two of the 43 puppies that police officers found in a parked vehicle, inside cramped containers without adequate food or water. Two Iowa men were charged with animal cruelty after the puppies were found. (Credit: Chicago Animal Care & Control)

Animal Care and Control took custody of the puppies, which included boxers, Chihuahuas, huskies, and Pekinese.

Wester and Subject were both charged with 43 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of failing to meet animal owner duties. Bond was set at $10,000 for each man on Wednesday and both were due back in court on Feb. 16 at West Misdemeanor Court (Br. 43), according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

The dogs taken from the vehicle are not up for adoption unless a judge rules on a forfeiture petition filed by prosecutors.

  • Hamburglar

    $10,000 bond for 43 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of failing to meet animal owner duties. Could the judge be any softer?

  • Tom

    I’d like to lock these two goofs in the trunk of the car and roll it into the lake.

    • Linda Smithson

      I’d help you!

  • Tom

    One more thing. KUDO’s to the Ogden cop who took the intiative to stop and check out what was going on.. Thanks officer. Good job.

  • dan

    The guy on the left just don’t look right in the head

  • THEE Yard Ape

    These c@ ck suckers need to be shot!

  • peace-n-love

    Dumb and Dumber!!

  • Vivian Dobeck

    Where were they going and where did they come from….what pet shop were then heading to,,,what mill or breeders did they pick up these puppies from…lets get this right and go after the entire group….these 2 are just the tip of the ice burg…Tell me more….can’t draw a conclusion to the story without ALL the players….

  • I Looking At The Man In The Mirror

    Dan, the guy on your left or my left?.

  • Donna Goss

    beautiful pups found by police before harm could continue to come to them.

  • http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/02/17/judge-rules-animal-cruelty-defendants-can-get-puppies-back/ Judge Rules Animal Cruelty Defendants Can Get Puppies Back « CBS Chicago

    […] A passing police car early Feb. 7 heard the yapping coming from a vehicle parked in the 2500 block o… Wester and Subject were using the vehicle to transport the dogs from Iowa to pet stores in Chicago and New York. […]

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