animal cruelty

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.


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


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.


Dazzle Painted Pasture Animal Rescue/Sanctuary

New Charges Against Animal Shelter Owner Revealed

The owner of a suburban animal shelter has been charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license, providing rabies inoculations without a license and forging rabies certificates.


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Dogs Removed From Squalor, Owner Living In Car

Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s Department personnel raided a rural Lowell home Friday afternoon, where they found 19 dogs living in feces more than a foot deep while their owner lived inside her car.


Dazzle Painted Pasture Animal Rescue/Sanctuary

More Than 100 Animals Removed From Tinley Park Animal Shelter

A Tinley Park woman has been charged with multiple counts of animal neglect and cruelty after police rescued dozens of animals from the animal sanctuary she runs.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2011

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West Side Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty

A Chicago woman who was charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty last year was arrested again on Saturday.


Photo Of Phillip Rinn. (Kane County Sheriff Booking Photo)

Man Due Back In Court For Beating Dog

A suburban man is due back in court next month in an animal cruelty case.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2010

Diane Eldrup (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Several Dead Dogs Found Inside Animal Shelter

As many as a dozen dogs have been found dead inside an northwest suburban animal shelter.

WBBM Newsradio–12/17/2010


Driver Tosses Puppy Out Of Car Window

Someone tossed a dog out of the driver’s side window of a vehicle busy North Avenue in Elmhurst.


Photo Of Phillip Rinn. (Kane County Sheriff Booking Photo)

Dog Missing After Given To Animal Abuser

AURORA, Ill. (STMW) – Jamie Cotner thought he was sending his pet of six years to a good home. The west suburban Aurora man gave Eve away after he realized the sweet-natured pit bull-greyhound mix […]


Photo Of Phillip Rinn. (Kane County Sheriff Booking Photo)

New Animal Cruelty Charges For Man in ’93 Dog Killing

An Aurora man allegedly beat his Labrador Retriever-German Shepherd mix so badly he broke several of the animal’s teeth.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2010

Photo Of Phillip Rinn. (Kane County Sheriff Booking Photo)

Man Brutally Beats Dog

A 350-pound man could face felony charges for allegedly beating his dog so hard that she lost several teeth.