WEST CHICAGO (CBS) — The owner of a West Chicago dog kennel has been convicted of animal cruelty after a fire left more than two dozen dogs dead.
Garrett Mercado left the animals unattended for five hours when the fire started in 2019.READ MORE: Man Arrested In Lincoln Square Burglary
A total of 29 dogs died.READ MORE: 2 CPD Officers, Woman Taken To Hospital After Hit-And-Run
An investigation found the kennel was filthy, and many of the dogs had been abused.MORE NEWS: Judge Bars Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara From Encouraging Officers To Defy City's Vaccine Mandate
Mercado will be sentenced later this month.