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These photos show a few of the Chihuahuas rescued from a North Chicago apartment. (Little Buddies Rescue)

A Week Later, Some Chihuahuas Rescued From Cramped Apartment Doing Better

The owner faces animal-abuse charges after 30 dogs were found in a small one-bedroom apartment in North Chicago.

12/23/2013

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)

Aurora Bird Hoarder Pleads Guilty, Gets One Year Of Probation

David Skeberdis pleaded guilty to one count each of cruel treatment to animals, violation of animal owner’s duties, and companion animal hoarding.

11/18/2013

Nubs the parakeet (Facebook)

One-Legged Parakeet Rescued From Hoarder’s Home Inspires Kids’ Book

Nicknamed “Nubs,” the multi-colored parakeet was one of nearly 500 birds found living in a home last October. About 150 birds were dead.

07/29/2013

Homeowner David Skebedis displays one of his birds, a conure. (Credit: Suzanne LeMignot/CBS 2)

Aurora Hoarder Still Has Birds Inside Home

An Aurora man found with hundreds of birds in his home still has birds in his home, it was revealed in court on Tuesday.

12/04/2012

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

Person Burned, Several Dogs Rescued At NW Side Fire

Firefighters brought the animals — some unconscious — out of the building in blankets and used oxygen masks specially made for pets to attempt to revive them.

11/26/2012

These birds are among the more than 350 rescued from the home of a hoarder in Aurora. The birds are being cared for at a Villa Park storefront by volunteers from the Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Bird Club Caring For Hundreds Of Birds Rescued From Aurora Hoarder’s House

Hundreds of birds that had been flying free in a trash-strewn townhome in Aurora were in a new home on Saturday.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

Crews in hazmat suits clear the Aurora townhome of an owner who kept more than 300 live birds. Dozens more birds -- dead -- were also found. (CBS)

Aurora Removes 325 Live Birds, 125 Dead Birds From Hoarder’s Home

Contract workers hired by the city of Aurora removed nearly more than 300 birds from the home of a hoarder in Aurora, after he failed to remove them by a Friday morning deadline.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2012

David Skeberdis, 57, checks a cage of birds he removed from his house in Aurora. Officials estimated there are 300 birds inside his home, which has been declared a nuisance due to high mold levels from the bird feces and piles of trash inside. (Credit: CBS)

Clock Ticking For Hoarder To Remove Birds From Home Before City Does It For Him

An Aurora homeowner has been working all night, racing the clock to clean up his home, after local officials declared it a nuisance because of the huge mess inside, when they found as many as 300 birds flying around inside the home.

10/25/2012

Homeowner David Skebedis displays one of his birds, a conure. (Credit: Suzanne LeMignot/CBS 2)

Aurora Gets Court Order To Clean Up Bird Hoarder’s House

A Kane County judge has authorized the city of Aurora to enter a enter the home of a hoarder who has about 300 birds flying inside his house, after he earlier blocked crews from cleaning up the mess inside.

10/24/2012

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)

Aurora Bird Hoarder: ‘I Was Obsessed’

Outside of his west suburban Aurora townhome Monday, Dave Skeberdis admitted right away: “I am a hoarder.”

10/23/2012

Hoarder House

Hometown Hoarder’s House Deemed Biohazard

Police are calling a southwest suburban Hometown house filled with papers and other trash a “biohazard” after a man they described as a hoarder was removed from the residence last week.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010