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.
“They seem pretty happy right now,” said veterinarian Dr. Andy Orals. “We’re all getting kind of attached to them.”
A woman being investigated for allegedly neglecting dozens of animals in a house in McHenry County was involved in a similar situation nearly two years ago.
A disturbing discovery of dead birds by a house painter prompted authorities to investigate a case of animal hoarding in Aurora.
Foul odors prompted someone to call in a complaint about a Berwyn home, where officials found animal hoarding conditions.
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.
A west suburban woman was indicted Friday on 19 counts, including neglect, after her mentally disabled 14-year-old son died Sept. 8 in a filthy, insect-infested home filled with more than 100 cats and other animals.
A horde of animals is removed from a Park Ridge condo after neighbors complained of a foul smell.