|Who, age||What||Where||When||Last Known Address|
|Juan Valdez, 29||chickens & other birds living in a squalid home||
|February 11, 1999|
|Type of Crime||Other Crimes||#/Type of animal(s) involved||Case Status||Next Court Date /Courthouse|
|child endangerment||93 chickens, roosters, hens, pheasants & quail||
A Chicago man was arrested on charges of endangering the life of his children because he had turned his home into a chicken coop, police said. Police investigating barnyard sounds in a neighborhood west of downtown Chicago said they looked in a window of a house and saw chickens in cages and others running freely about the house.
When they entered the home they found Juan Valdez, 29, and his four children, ages 5, 4, 2 and 9 months, living in “deplorable conditions”, a police spokesman said.
Ninety-three birds, including chickens, roosters, hens, pheasant, and quail, were confiscated by the city’s animal control unit.
The Boston Globe