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Dr. Amardeep Sangha (left) and Sharon Cargile (right). (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Vet, Manager Of Dolton Animal Hospital Charged With Animal Cruelty

The veterinarian and the manager of a Dolton animal hospital have both been charged after several dead and malnourished dogs were discovered at the facility, reports CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

09/23/2014

Stacy Fiebelkorn (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Animals Seized From Hampshire Farm To Be Put Up For Adoption

A Kane County judge has decided Stacy Fiebelkorn automatically forfeited her 30 horses, donkeys, and other animals; because she didn’t pay for their upkeep.

04/08/2014

Stacy Fiebelkorn (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Petting Zoo Owner Accused Of Neglect Won’t Have To Give Up Animals

An Elgin woman charged with neglect of animals did not have to forfeit ownership of the horses, donkeys and two goats that had been taken from a Hampshire-area petting zoo earlier this month by Kane County Animal Control staff.

03/21/2014

Stacy Fiebelkorn (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Petting Zoo Owner Fighting To Get Back Confiscated Animals

An Elgin woman is trying to keep Kane County from taking ownership of dozens of her farm animals, after they were seized due to evidence of neglect.

03/20/2014

Hojin Lee (Credit: Niles police)

Man Charged With Abandoning Dog After Eviction From Apartment

A 37-year old homeless man has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly abandoning his dog in an empty apartment in the northern suburbs.

03/19/2014

William Tinkler faces four counts of animal cruelty after authorities found 60 dead cats and at least one dead dog in the van parked in his driveway in Elgin. (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Man’s 2012 Cat-Hoarding Case Continues

William Tinkler, an unemployed 62-year-old former dance teacher and soldier, was charged in September 2012 with four counts of cruelty to animals, four counts of violating an owner’s duties and one count of improper disposal of dead animals, all misdemeanors.

03/17/2014

Stacy Fiebelkorn (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Fate Of Hampshire Petting Zoo Animals Rests With Court

Stacy Fiebelkorn, 34, of Elgin was charged with cruelty to animals and neglect of an owner’s duties after county officials reportedly found numerous animals starving, thirsty, dirty and/or dead on two farms where she rents space.

03/14/2014

Volunteers carry goats to an animal trailer at a west suburban farm, as part of an effort to take more than 80 animals to new homes, after their owner was charged with animal cruelty. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Neglected Animals Rescued From West Suburban Farm

Animal control officials and volunteers were visiting a west suburban farm on Tuesday to remove dozens of animals that allegedly were being mistreated.

03/11/2014

Stacy Fiebelkorn. (Photo from the Kane County Sheriff's office)

Woman Charged After Dead Animals Found On West Suburban Farms

A northwest suburban woman faces animal cruelty charges after several animals were found dead or mistreated on two Kane County farms, according to police.

03/05/2014

Tracy Cherry, 46, is accused of leaving her pit bull outside in extremely cold weather for as long as 12 hours, starting Jan. 5. The pit bull died of hypothermia. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sheriff: Woman Left Dog To Die Out In Cold

A 46-year-old woman has been arrested on animal cruelty charges, after allegedly leaving her pit bull outside in extremely cold weather earlier this month.

01/27/2014

This alligator was captured by authorities at O'Hare.

Woman Who Abandoned Alligator At O’Hare Charged With Animal Cruelty

The woman who owned an alligator that caused a bit of a stir at O’Hare International Airport in November has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty, for abandoning the reptile at the airport.

01/22/2014

(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Advocates: Illinois Ranks First In Animal Protection Laws

“In states like Illinois, people are caring more and more about animals,” says Animal Legal Defense Fund staff attorney Lora Dunn, who edited the ALDF’s “2013 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings.”

12/17/2013

Francis Blake (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Woman Killed Puppies By Tossing Them In Pond

A 45-year-old Northwest Side woman who threw four puppies to their death in a pond is now facing more than two dozen animal cruelty charges after more mistreated dogs were found at her home.

07/19/2013

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Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Police Discover Emaciated Dog

A Dolton woman has been charged with animal cruelty after the discovery of an emaciated dog outside her home, according to Sheriff Tom Dart.

07/10/2013

Andrew Maynard (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutor: Suburban Man Fatally Stabs Dog He Believes Was Possessed

A northwest suburban man allegedly stabbed his father’s sheltie dog to death in a park and told police he did it because he thought the dog was possessed, a Cook County prosecutor said Sunday.

06/09/2013

Damien Wilkerson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Chicago Man Accused Of Killing Dog Because It Tore His $4 Shirt

Damien Wilkerson, 34, of the 700 block of North Pine, was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

06/03/2013

Gerardo Perez. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Chicago Man Charged In Sex Act With Pit Bull At City Pound

A Chicago man has been charged with a sex act with a pit bull at the city animal pound.

06/02/2013

Sherry Dove, from left; Robert Groves, Felicia Dove (Elgin Police Dept.)

3 Charged With Animal Cruelty After 2 Dozen Dogs, 4 Cats Found In Elgin Home

An anonymous caller prompted Elgin Police to visit the home of 51-year-old Sherry Dove, on the 100 block of Villa Street.

05/10/2013

This is one of the abused and neglected dogs police discovered during a Harvey eviction, the Cook County Sheriff's Office says. (Cook County Sheriff)

Harvey Man Due In Court For Animal Cruelty Charges

A 37-year-old Harvey man was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday, after police found one dead dog and seven other abused or neglected dogs while enforcing an eviction at his home in south suburban Harvey.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2013

This is one of the abused and neglected dogs police discovered during a Harvey eviction, the Cook County Sheriff's Office says. (Cook County Sheriff)

Eviction In Harvey Uncovers Animal Cruelty: Sheriff

A south suburban man has been charged with animal cruelty after eight dogs — one of them dead — were allegedly found inside his home during an eviction Thursday morning.

05/09/2013

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