GLEN ELLYN, Ill. – A woman is facing over 100 counts of animal cruelty charges after allegedly admitting to officials to testing and curing diseases on animals, while expressing disbelief in western medicine.
Authorities report discovering nine deceased dogs on April Elliott’s property, along with a rabbit and chinchilla in trash bags. Over 20 dogs, some barely able to walk, were rescued by DuPage County Animal Services.
Court documents indicate Elliott failed to provide adequate food, water, and veterinary care. Stacked dog cages were discovered in her backyard, revealing concerning living conditions.
DuPage County officials plan to revisit Elliott’s residence in the near future, fearing the grim likelihood of uncovering even more deceased animals, trapped in a twisted web of cruelty.
Rescued dogs have been since mostly relocated to foster homes. Elliott now faces 132 charges, with a warrant for her arrest and a bail amount of $50,000.