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Close to 100 unhealthy animals found in Woodstock home

WOODSTOCK – Close to 100 animals, including a dead dog and cat, were found residing in unhealthy conditions Monday in an unincorporated Woodstock home, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to the 8600 block of Bull Run Trail at around 10 a.m. following a check-for-well-being call from a neighbor in that area, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said. Police arrived and were unable to make contact with the homeowner.

Officers peering through a window of the home later found several dogs and cats, as well as feces, on the floor of the residence, police said. The animals also looked dirty and unhealthy, and there was no obvious food or water available.

Police gained entry to the home and searched for anyone who may have been inside, Zinke said. There were flies, maggots, feces and urine inside the home, as well as a dead dog and cat.

Deputies described the home as filthy and uninhabitable.

Approximately 60 birds, 20 dogs, 10 cats and four rabbits were found inside the home.

Animal Control is now in possession of the animals.

Deputies have been unable to locate the homeowner, Zinke said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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