91 Animals Found in Woman's Home

Living and dead dogs, cats and birds discovered in residence

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012  |  Updated 8:30 AM CDT
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91 Animals Found in Woman's Home

One of 19 dogs discovered inside the home.

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McHenry County officials discovered nearly 100 animals at a residence in unincorporated Woodstock Monday.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the home in the 8600 block of Bull Run Trail for a well-being check on the homeowner.

The woman wasn't there, but deputies entered the home after noticing a strong odor. That's when they found 91 animals inside, including 19 dogs, 11 cats, 3 rabbits, 55 birds and a deceased dog, cat and bird.

Investigators say there was feces on the floor throughout the house and no visible signs of food or water available for the animals.

The 54-year-old homeowner was later found at a Park Ridge home, but charges have not been filed in the case as of Wednesday morning.

Animal control officials were tending to the animals in the home.

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