Rochelle Shelter Caring For Rescued Animals Needs Donations

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More than 250 dogs, cats, and other animals were taken from the home of 65 year old Barbara Monroe. Authorities say many of them were malnourished, dehydrated, and infested with fleas.

About 100 dead animals were also found.

Right now the animals that survived are being housed by Tails Animal Shelter at a hangar at the Dekalb Airport .

You can contact them to make a donation or put your name on an adoption list.

Right now Monroe is in jail until there's a ruling on her case the animals can not be adopted.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2007 at 03:46 PM
    I do not feel that this was ok... she had to have known that this was not right and there are many people out there who would have been willing to help her. I am an animal lover and would never do this to any animal. I could never let an animal live in the atmosphere. It is abuse and neglect and I don't feel sorry for the woman who did this to them.
  • by jill Location: machesney park on Oct 19, 2007 at 11:26 AM
    I gave Barb 2 of the most beautiful cats 3 years ago. I thought they had a good home with her.I think she just got in over her head. She is a very nice lady.
  • by Toni Location: Paw Paw,IL on Oct 18, 2007 at 03:30 PM
    I dont know the whole situation with the animals but I know that the lady (Barbara) was supplying the animals with food because I seen her at Walmart in Rochelle a couple weeks ago buying large bags of dog and cat food and also a large supply of it. And we overheard the employees that were helping her bring it too her car say that she was there a week earlier buying the same amount.
  • by Michelle Location: Forreston on Oct 18, 2007 at 07:43 AM
    My husband and I live on a 30 acre non-working farm it is our hope to eventually beable to help with neglected large animals ie.. horses goats donkeys we already have 4 large dogs that we belong to . At this time we have a oster dog that lives inside that will be returning home sowe will have room for a small dog if needed. Please feel free to contact us if we can help with your large problem
  • by Diane Location: Rockford on Oct 17, 2007 at 10:44 PM
    About the woman the had all the dogs...I'll bet her intentions were good, trying to help these dogs, she probably just didn't have no one to turn to for help,She probably was thinking she was recueing the dogs,other people dumped, or something...it is very sad indeed,i hope all the dogs can get well & be adopted out to new & loving homes...Diane :-)
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