The owner faces animal-abuse charges after 30 dogs were found in a small one-bedroom apartment in North Chicago.
David Skeberdis pleaded guilty to one count each of cruel treatment to animals, violation of animal owner’s duties, and companion animal hoarding.
Nicknamed “Nubs,” the multi-colored parakeet was one of nearly 500 birds found living in a home last October. About 150 birds were dead.
An Aurora man found with hundreds of birds in his home still has birds in his home, it was revealed in court on Tuesday.
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.
Hundreds of birds that had been flying free in a trash-strewn townhome in Aurora were in a new home on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Outside of his west suburban Aurora townhome Monday, Dave Skeberdis admitted right away: “I am a hoarder.”
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.