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Kyle Voissem

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

Joshua Moore

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

Cat Kicked

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

Animal Sanctuary Needs £200,000 To Avoid Closure

Group Ranks Illinois No. 1 For Laws Against Animal Cruelty

For the fourth year straight, a California-based advocacy group says Illinois is “the very best of the best” state in the country for the strength of its laws against animal cruelty.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Dog Prints

Police: Man Poured Boiling Water On Dog For Peeing On Floor

An East Pilsen neighborhood man faces animal cruelty charges, after police say he threw boiling water on his dog because the animal urinated on the floor.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Dog Prints

Dog Abandoned In Cold, Beaten By Kids On West Side

There is a heart-wrenching story Monday morning about a West Side family on-the-move, a pet dog abandoned in the cold, and some cruel kids.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Cook County Animal Control workers needed to wear protective clothing when they removed more than 40 dogs and cats from a home in Elmwood Park that has been deemed uninhabitable. (Credit: CBS)

Two Arrested For Keeping Dozens Of Animals In Filthy Home

They went in wearing masks and came out carrying dozens of dogs and cats. Now, an Elmwood Park man and his mother are under arrest for keeping dozens of animals in a home so filthy it was deemed uninhabitable.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Diane Eldrup (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Repulsive Video Shown At Muddy Paws Shelter Owner’s Trial

The trial continues Thursday for a Lake County woman accused of torturing dogs in her Deer Park animal shelter.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Tomas A. Rascati, 21, of Plainfield was arrested and charged Wednesday with aggravated cruelty to an animal.

Cops: Man Abuses Father’s Cat, Causing Animal To Lose Eye

A Plainfield man faces felony charges, after allegedly abusing his father’s cat and causing the animal to lose an eye.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

File photo of a shadowed pitbull. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Woman Charged After Pitbulls Die In Hot Car In Joliet

Two pitbulls died in a hot car Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of a store in southwest suburban Joliet.

07/04/2011

Shadow of a dog on a leash. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Warrant Issued For Man Accused Of Starving 27 Dogs

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces the filing of animal cruelty charges against a Bolingbrook man on Wednesday.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011

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Amateur Operation On Dog Leads To Animal Cruelty Charge

Stewart Gibbs of the West Loop apparently thought he was smart enough to perform surgery on his dog without training – and while apparently drunk – but he ended up getting arrested on an animal cruelty charge.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

Horses Running

Woman Guilty Of Mistreating Horses

A woman has been convicted of animal cruelty and neglect after she mistreated and starved horses at a boarding facility.

05/25/2011

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