UPDATED 10/19/2012.Developing story…. Pups were possibly dumped by Illinois backyard breeder/hoarder. 17 criminals counts filed against the parties in Spring Grove Illinois (McHenry County Illinois). 26 other dogs were seized from their home in Spring Green, 9 went to Midwest Great Dane Rescue, 17 are at McHenry Humane Shelter. All seize were skin and bones, emaciated and in poor health, a 4 month old Great Dane pup was found weighing only 20 lbs. More on this as it develops
Update from Humane Officer in Walworth County working with the Lakeland Animal Shelter..
Hi,I am Cindy Wrobel, Humane Officer for Walworth County and I work for the Lakeland Animal Shelter where these Danes are being held. The information that I have is that there are 6, males and females and all are in emaciated condition. They are undersocialized but sweet. If anyone is interested in adoption, please fill out an application from our website at www.lakelandanimalshelter.org. Thank you.
This evening at 6 p.m. (Saturday September 22, 2012) Six Great Dane pups were found on Sheridan Spring Road in Lyons. Concerned citizens contacted the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department and they responded, with the help of the Deputies and residents they were able to get all of the dogs safely into a van where they are now being held at the Walworth County Humane Society.
Witnesses/Residents report that all of these pups were severely underweight, malnourished and had visible sores on their body and feet along with some having what appears to be feces on their coats. Anyone with information as to who the original owners were that could dump a group of pups along with road in that condition is asked to contact the
Walworth County Sheriff’s Department at (262) 741-4400.