Kane County Animal Control
A Kane County judge has decided Stacy Fiebelkorn automatically forfeited her 30 horses, donkeys, and other animals; because she didn’t pay for their upkeep.
An Elgin woman charged with neglect of animals did not have to forfeit ownership of the horses, donkeys and two goats that had been taken from a Hampshire-area petting zoo earlier this month by Kane County Animal Control staff.
An Elgin woman is trying to keep Kane County from taking ownership of dozens of her farm animals, after they were seized due to evidence of neglect.
Stacy Fiebelkorn, 34, of Elgin was charged with cruelty to animals and neglect of an owner’s duties after county officials reportedly found numerous animals starving, thirsty, dirty and/or dead on two farms where she rents space.
Animal control officials and volunteers were visiting a west suburban farm on Tuesday to remove dozens of animals that allegedly were being mistreated.
Kane County officials say the county expects to spend $30,000 to correct a mistake. Tens of thousands of court notices were wrongly sent out about dogs that supposedly were not vaccinated for rabies.