Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chicago's Garfield Park: Hot Spot For All Forms Of Abuse

On December 10, 2011, Tribune reporter, Rosemary Sobol wrote this chilling story about bloody paw prints that lead police to a woman abusing a dog in Chicago's Garfield Park area. 

Lashon Parks said she "no longer wanted" her dog and let it out in the 25 degree weather to fend for itself in the East Garfield Park neighborhood where children apparently beat it with broomsticks and baseball bats, police said.

Recently, the Chicago Sun Times reported this story on mother of West Garfield Park newborn who died.  The mother is accused of neglect.  Credible evidence was found to substantiate allegations of neglect in this home as far back as 2009. 





This map shows circles that depict the number of reported domestic violence incidents in 2011.  The Garfield Park neighborhood toward the center comes in at over 3000 incidents.

Animal abuse is often the 1st sign that people in a home are in danger.  Be part of the solution and not part of the problem by reporting even suspected abuse.  It can be done anonymously. 

Click here to find where in the U.S. to report known or suspected animal cruelty and neglect in your area.

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