Great Danes

Patricia C. Messina, 43; and Sal C. Messina, 40, are accused of mistreating several Great Danes. (McHenry County Sheriff's Department)

NW Suburban Couple Accused Of Mistreating 17 Great Danes

While searching the residence, police and animal control personnel were forced to wear protective suits, glasses, masks and gloves because of the large amount of animal excrement found all over the home.