Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sun-Times: ‘Strong odor’ leads to discovery of dead dogs & cats

‘Strong odor’ leads to discovery of dead dogs & cats :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime
Two dogs and two cats were found dead inside a vacant home and police also discovered four living dogs who were suffering from “severe dehydration and malnutrition’’ Tuesday night in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

At 8:40 p.m. patrol officers were flagged down by a concerned citizen who said they smelled a “strong odor’’ coming from a vacant house in the 8200 block of South Rhodes Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines.

Police made entry where they found two dead dogs, two dead cats and four living dogs  suffering from “severe dehydration and malnutrition,’ Gaines said.

It was not immediately known where inside the vacant home the remains were found, Gaines said. No one lives at the address, he said.

The four dogs were taken to a nearby animal shelter, Gaines said.
In a vacated house in our community! This incident is to be investigated as a case of animal cruelty. We may need to keep an eye on vacated properties in our neighborhood.

Hmmm are there any shelters on the South Side of town nears. This is something in mind if you either have animals you can no longer care for or if you find any strays running around.

UPDATE 5:54 PM: CBS2 has a story on this very sad story at this Rhodes Avenue house

Also Chicago Breaking News has the story as well!

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