Tinley Park Animal Shelter Owner Goes On Trial
Tinley Park shelter owner charged with neglect after several animals were found dead, sick and malnourished
A dog sits in a cage after being rescued from a Tinley Park shelter, where the owner was charged with abuse.
The trial of a Tinley Park animal shelter owner accused of neglecting more than 100 animals began Monday morning in a Markham courthouse.
Dawn Hamill, 41, was charged with eight counts of neglect of owner’s duties and two counts of cruel treatment of animals back in February 2012 after authorities found a miniature horse and Himalayan cat dead along with several other sick and malnourished animals.
Officers seized 63 dogs, 31 cats, 30 horses, ponies and sheep, and six rabbits.