Glenview couple accused of animal hoarding
Updated: December 18, 2012 2:07PM
GLENVIEW — Two Glenview residents were charged Thursday with endangering the life of a child and companion animal hoarding after authorities found 35 dogs in their home.
Scott Corneliuson, 40, and Jennifer Corneliuson, 43, both of 3317 Lakewood Court, were arrested at the Glenview Police Station.
The couple’s three children were placed with a relative after Glenview police and state child-welfare representatives found 35 dogs in the family’s home Dec. 7. Officers found the dogs in various rooms where urine, feces, and damage caused by the dogs were evident.
In a statement, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services stated: “Animal hoarding can create a dangerous and potentially life-threatening environment for children.”
The homeowners are cleaning the residence and placing the dogs at various facilities.
Glenview police and Glenview Inspectional Services will follow up with possible criminal complaints and village ordinance violations.
The couple have court appearances scheduled for Jan. 14.
Arrangements are being made to relocate the dogs. Animals rescued by Glenview authorities are typically available for adoption through the Animal Welfare League at (708) 636-8586 or www.animalwelfareleague.com.