52 dogs removed from Pleasant Prairie home, owner arrested

Police: Dogs in "deplorable living conditions"

Authorities removed 52 dogs from a Pleasant Prairie home Friday in "deplorable living conditions." 

Officers with the Pleasant Prairie Police Department were called to a home in the 8600 block of 120th Avenue after receiving a complaint about the number of dogs and the conditions they were living in at the residence. 

Police served a search warrant and discovered a "large amount of animal feces from numerous dogs living in the home with the property owner."

Officers were forced to wear protective suits to conduct the search in the home that was deemed uninhabitable by authorities. 

The dogs were seized and relocated to the Safe Harbor Humane Society. 

Darleen Chick, 66, faces 20 charges related to improper animal shelter sanitation and was being held at the Kenosha County Jail. 

According to the criminal complant, Chick claimed to have a kennel license. She told officers that she has been depressed since her husband died 7 years ago and "did not care what was going on in the world." 

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