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Man charged with animal cruelty after horses were found emaciated in Sauk . Village

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SAUK VILLAGE, Ill. – A Sauk Village man was charged with multiple animal crimes Friday after three emaciated horses were allegedly found on his property.

On December 8, Cook County Sheriff officers responded in the 500 block of 219 South Street to reports of animal cruelty. Officers said they found three people emaciated in the property of 63-year-old William La Rue.

During the investigation, police discovered the horses had no food and their water sources were frozen.

Police said La Rue claimed ownership of the horses and told officers he no longer wanted them.

The horses were delivered to Cook County Animal Control, where they were then transported to Forest View Ranch in Tinley Park.

On Thursday, La Rue turned herself in and was charged with three counts of cruelty to animals and three counts of breach of owner duty. All charges are misdemeanors.

His next court appearance is scheduled for January 24.

https://wgntv.com/news/man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-horses-found-emaciated-in-sauk-village/ Man charged with animal cruelty after horses were found emaciated in Sauk . Village

CELINE CASTRONUOVO

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