BACK OF THE YARDS — Police are investigating potential cases of animal abuse after discovering a dead dog and several dead roosters in Back of the Yards.
Just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, police arrived at the 5200 block of South Damen Avenue after getting a call of animal abuse, said Kellie Bartoli, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department.
During a search of the area, police found a dead dog “wrapped in a tarp, with marks consistent with abuse and dogfighting,” Bartoli said.
Officers also reported a “foul smell” from a bag atop a garbage can that was filled with “several dead roosters with large talons, consistent with fighting chickens and roosters,” Bartoli said.
A city crew removed the animals and Area Central detectives are investigating, Bartoli said.
No one is in custody.
Chicago Animal Care and Control could not be immediately reached for comment.
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