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Dead, Maltreated Dogs Found in Joliet Home

Police say 15 pit bulls were removed from the house, two of which were already dead and 10 of which had to be euthanized.

executing a search warrant in a drug case Thursday found something they hadn't expected: a house full of pit bull and pit bull mix dogs, two of which were dead and 10 of which had to be euthanized.

Nine dogs were in stacked cages, and all of the animals taken from the 119 S. Briggs Ave. home by had been mistreated and were injured underfed, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. Three of the animals recovered may be able to be saved, the story said.

The dogs' owner Amber Norris, 21, was arrested on a warrant Thursday night and charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty, according to arrest log for the Will County jail, where she was being held pending a bond hearing.

No arrest was made in the drug case, the story said, but ammunition, drug packaging material and a digital scale were seized.

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Tori August 24, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I pray Amber Norris is Drew Peterson's next (dead) wife!! She deserves the same treatment she gave those poor dogs...stack her in a cage with other animal abusers and let them starve to death!!
Lisa Carlan August 24, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Well said Tori ! God help anyone who'd touch one of my 4 Boxer Boys !
Infamous Steve August 24, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I just lost my best friend a month and a half ago and this sickens me! How can you treat something so badly when it wants nothing but to be loved and bring you joy in life. The entire human race needs to take a long look at themselves in the mirror. If you don't care about a pet why the F*#$ do you have 15 of them? I agree with Tori I hope Amber Norris meets the same end as most of her dogs. Remember in the old "Tom and Jerry" cartoons how the devil was always a big dog? Well I hope she burns in hell next to one...lol
Infamous Steve August 24, 2012 at 03:14 PM
R.I.P. Harley...always in my heart and on my mind. July 18, 2012
lala August 24, 2012 at 03:29 PM
There is a special place in hell for people that mistreat animals. Amber Norris will end up there.
Concerned (NL) August 24, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I dont think these were pets to this person. They were either fighting or breeding - which hopefully makes this a felony. I doubt she was doing this alone. Hope JPD finds her partners in the business. Now Amber gets to enjoy her stay in a cage. It's too bad it isn't the bottom crate.
misshelpfull August 28, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Unbelievable! Humans are the only animals that kill for a sport! Animals kill to survive! That bitch should burn in hell!
Joanne October 04, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I totally agree with all the above comments. Animal abusers should get the same as they gave their victims. There should be much stronger animal abuse penalties in this country. We need to be the voice of those who cannot speak.

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