Child welfare workers recently called to a home in Glenview contacted police, who are investigating whether any laws have been broken after they found 35 dogs – some in cages, some loose – and feces and urine throughout the residence.
The dogs all appeared to be healthy and in good condition, said Glenview Police Sgt. Dave Sostak. Several of the dogs were not in cages when police arrived Friday evening at the single-family home in the 3300 block of Lakewood Court, Sostak said. However, evidence of urine, feces and damage was found throughout the home, he added.
The Department of Children and Family Services contacted Glenview police for assistance, Sostak said. But he could not say how many people lived in the home, or whether children were present. A DCFS spokesman declined to say whether children have been removed from the home.
Glenview police have not released the names of the homeowners. Sostak said police and village inspectors are still investigating whether there have been criminal or village ordinance violations.
Sostak did not know why the dogs were in the home. He said the homeowners are responsible for placing the dogs at other locations, and that some of the dogs have already been relocated to another location. He could not say where the dogs were taken.