Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Woman accused in animal hoarding case bonds out of jail

By Lindsay Machak

Hours after turning herself in, a woman accused of neglecting 17 animals and hoarding 18 dead ones, walked out of Lake County Jail to deal with the mess her dogs had left behind.

Officials on Friday removed 17 dogs, 15 dead dogs and three dead cats from Vicki Moon's home in the 7800 block of 245th Street in an unincorporated area of Lake County near Schneider.

Moon, 62, was charged with 17 counts of animal cruelty. She turned herself in at the Lake County Sheriff's Department after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and hours later paid a $1,000 cash bond.

Detective Michelle Weaver, who is working on the case, said she had made contact with Moon after the search warrant was executed on her home, which was destroyed by the animals..." More

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