Chicago - A Far South Side woman accused of running a dog-fighting ring in her home starved two puppy pit bulls to death before hiding them in a closet, Cook County prosecutors said.
|SHANTELL BURNETT ACCUSED DOGFIGHTER AND ANIMAL ABUSER|
Police discovered the grisly scene after being called to a domestic disturbance Friday about 3 p.m. at 11758 S. Morgan Street, authorities said.
Police noticed a foul smell and asked if Shantell Burnett had any animals.
She opened the closet door where police viewed two dead tan puppy pit bulls who were covered in urine and feces, prosecutors said. The animals appeared if they had no access to food, water or light, prosecutors said.
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