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Animal control seeks public's help to move petting zoo animals

Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 6:40 p.m. CDT

GENEVA – Kane County Animal Control will be seeking the public’s assistance with moving animals impounded from a traveling petting zoo from a farm on Route 20 in Hampshire Township to an undisclosed location in Kane County, police said in a statement.  

Last week, animal control and Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted an investigation into a report of animal cruelty occurring on a farm in Hampshire Township. That investigation resulted in the discovery of several deceased animals and several ill animals and inhumane conditions for the animals to be living in, police said.

The owner of the animals was arrested. The property owner told animal control that he wants all the remaining animals removed from the property, Kane County Animal Control Administrator Rob Sauceda said.

The animals must all be removed by the end of the day today, Sauceda said. Kane County Animal control is not equipped with the necessary equipment to move the remaining animals from the property, as there are several horses, alpacas and llamas that need to be put on trailers to be relocated.  

Animal control is asking anyone who has the training or equipment, and would be willing to assist with this move, to meet at 9 a.m. today at the animal control building, 4060 Keslinger Road, Geneva, at the intersection of Peck and Keslinger roads.

There is also a need for help in building some temporary structures at the relocation site.  

Anyone with questions can call Kane County Animal Control at 630-232-3555. Messages left will be returned.

Last week, Kane County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Elgin resident Stacy Fiebelkorn, 34. She was charged with one count of a violation of an owner's duty to provide adequate food, shelter and water and vet care to prevent suffering, and one count of cruelty to animals, both misdemeanors. Her court date has not yet been set.

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