Animal Hoarding

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.


Firefighters rescue several dogs from a burning building in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Dogs Rescued From Jefferson Park Fire Doing Better

“They seem pretty happy right now,” said veterinarian Dr. Andy Orals. “We’re all getting kind of attached to them.”

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

More than 90 animals were found inside this home in unincorporated Woodstock. (CBS)

Police: Woodstock Animal Hoarder Is A Repeat Offender

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.


Dozens of birds -- both dead and alive -- and piles of garbage were found inside a home in the 200 block of Shadybook Lane in Aurora on Oct. 19, 2012. The home has been deemed uninhabitable. (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Birds, Mounds Of Filth Found In Aurora Home

A disturbing discovery of dead birds by a house painter prompted authorities to investigate a case of animal hoarding in Aurora.


Police were at the scene of an animal-hoarding house Monday in Berwyn. (CBS)

Authorities Remove 33 Cats, 3 Dogs From Berwyn Home

Foul odors prompted someone to call in a complaint about a Berwyn home, where officials found animal hoarding conditions.


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

Lydia Price (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Animal-Hoarding Mom Hit With New Abuse And Neglect Charges

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.


Photo Of A Feral Cat. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

7 Dogs, 17 Cats, 20 Birds Removed From Condo

A horde of animals is removed from a Park Ridge condo after neighbors complained of a foul smell.