#1
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6361158
Saw a news van down the street from me the other day, looked into what happened, and that's just horrible.

More than 30 dogs have been rescued from a home in south suburban Homewood. Authorities say the animals were found in filthy conditions, and some were in poor health.

Homewood police were tipped off that a possible illegal dog-breeding operation had been going on in a home. When investigators arrived, they found about 30 dogs living in squalor.

"The condition of the dogs was terrible. They were in their own feces and urine. They had no food or water," said Larry Draus of the Cook County Animal Crimes unit.

"As a dog enthusiast, I'm shocked by the condition these dogs were living in," Homewood Police Department Dep. Chief Jim Gannon said.

Police say the boyfriend of the homeowner is the one responsible. So-called 'backyard breeders' can sell designer dogs for $500 or $600. There were also about 15 pit bulls living at the home.

"The pit bulls, we don't know what his purposes were, but many times, when we see pit bulls, what they do is they breed them and sell them to gang members for fighting," said Draus.

The South Suburban Humane Society took possession of all but three dogs living inside the home. The Humane Society is hoping to find homes for all of the dogs after they are cleaned up. The animals will need a lot of care.

"I burst into tears. The first little ones that came out were in pretty bad condition. The little Chihuahuas had their nails so grown over that they were curling back under the pads of their feet. We're going to get them trimmed and get them cleaned and give them all the care they deserve that they didn't get," said Emily Gruszka of the South Suburban Humane Society.


Discuss: Opinions on this story, and other things that have happened like this in your neighborhood.
#2
Something like this happened around Decatur (i see you live in Illinois, and decatur is in Illinois).

EDIT:
do you go to a school called... Homewood-Flossmore, or something like that?

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#4
I really dislike the fascination that the whole "street culture" has with pit bulls. They misuse them. It almost seems like they're a product of their owner's insecurities, also. Not to mention that there are plenty of better ways to protect your... trailer/shack than pit bulls.

I dunno it just always looks to me like the only people dumb enough to own a pit bull for the sole purpose of it being aggressive and violent are "thugs" or just generally trashy people. And anyone who gets a pit bull and beats it and makes it into their "guard dog" would do good to have it gnaw on their face for a bit. Maybe then they'll have enough sense to get rid of it before it hurts someone undeserving.
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#5
Holy crap. This happened in cook county?

I live about ten minutes away in Aurora.

Edit: on the topic of the actual subject, thats horrible, I love dogs and its sad that someone would do this.
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#6
****ING **** THIS IS IN COOK COUNTY?!? RIGHT WHEN I WAS GONNA SAY WHERE WERE YOU AND WHY DIDN'T YOU RESCUE THEM BEFORE THE OTHER GUYS DID.


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