animal cruelty

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

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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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Former UIC Gymnast Convicted Of Scalding Dog

Kyle Voissem was convicted Tuesday after a two-day bench trial, and now faces up to three years in prison. The judge also ordered him to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

03/27/2013

Tish Coleman has been charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery. (Credit: Chicago Police)

$75k Bond For Woman Charged With Fatally Stabbing Cousin’s Cat

A woman has been charged with a felony count of animal cruelty after allegedly stabbing her cousin’s cat to death after a fight in the South Side home they shared.

02/23/2013

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Almost 40 People Arrested During Sweep Of Harvey

HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) — The Cook County sheriff says he and his team took dozens of suspected criminals off the streets in Harvey last week. As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, sheriff Tom Dart says […]

07/03/2012

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Police: Man, Boy Posted Violent Torture Of Puppies On YouTube

A Chicago man and a 13-year-old boy are facing numerous charges after allegedly posting videos of themselves torturing puppies on YouTube.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Darrick Sharkey allegedly threw a dog off a porch, injuring the animal. (Chicago Police Department)

Police: Man Throws Girlfriend’s Dog Off Porch During Argument

Darrick Sharkey, 24, of the 4200 block of West Iowa Street, was charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals.

03/03/2012

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Man Gets 90 Days In Jail For Kicking Cat Like Football

A South Side man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for kicking his cat.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Larry Subject (left) and Travis Wester (right) are both charged with animal cruelty after police found they had left 43 puppies inside a parked vehicle, in cramped containers without adequate food or water. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

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

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.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

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Iowa Men Charged After 43 Puppies Found In Parked Vehicle

Two Iowa men were charged with animal cruelty after Chicago Police found 43 puppies in a parked vehicle Tuesday in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.

02/07/2012

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More Than 50 Dogs Seized From Hoarder, Officers Bitten

Northwest Indiana officials seized 55 dogs from a home where they were malnourished and neglected, and three responders were bitten by the animals in the process Wednesday.

01/11/2012

Kevin Taylor, 33, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison on 62 charges of animal cruelty and dog fighting. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Gets 3 Years For Running South Suburban Dogfighting Ring

Police called it one of the worst animal abuse cases in Illinois and on Wednesday, after four years, a 33-year-old man was sentenced to 3 years in prison on dozens of charges of animal abuse.

CBS 2–12/14/2011

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