GUILTY IL - Matthew Degner, 14, dies amid disease-ridden menagerie, Berwyn, 8 Sept 2011

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Boy, 14, found dead in squalid bungalow housing more than 200 animals riddled with disease
    More, including pictures, at Sunday Mail link above.
     
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    oh_gal New Member

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    Matthew Degner's lifeless body was reportedly dragged outside by family members...

    How incredibly sad.
     
  4. Melanie

    Melanie Inactive

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    I hope the "mom" or any other adult living there is charged with felony neglect, or better yet - murder. There's no excuse in having that many sick animals in a home with young adults/children. The smell/feces/disease/malnourishment would no doubt cause the bronchopneumonia. Poor kid probably couldn't breathe in the best of conditions!

    But what upsets me more, is at the end of the article it states:Anyone wishing to help with the rescued animals can visit AnimalWelfareLeague.com or call (708) 636-8586

    um...what about helping the other children?

    This is obviously a animal hoarder situation gone bad, and it's incredibly sad it wasn't caught earlier. My goodness who keeps monkeys and kinkajous (whatever those are).

    MOO

    Mel
     
  5. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From May 2014:

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...20140528_1_lydia-price-berwyn-mom-berwyn-home

    From August 2014:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...st-have-mental-evaluation-20140812-story.html

     

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