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Owner of dead animals found on farms has day in court

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Stacy Fiebelkorn / photo from the Kane County Sheriff's office Stacy Fiebelkorn / photo from the Kane County Sheriff's office
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

At an ownership hearing in Kane County court Thursday, the judge ruled there was not enough evidence to show that Stacy Fiebelkorn, 34, neglected her animals.

Eleven dead animals were found on the property and one of the animals was found encased in ice. The animals were also found with no food or shelter.

Fiebelkorn has 5 days to pay the costs for the care that's been given to the animals. If she does, they can be returned to her. If she does not pay, then she forfeits ownership.

Since the rescue, 16 animals have died. They were said to be beyond saving. Also, one of the mini-pony's gave birth to a dead bull.

It all began when Kane County Animal Control received a report of a dead horse at a farm on Beith Road near Maple Park, and when investigators went there, they found a dead pony and dead equine fetus.

Officials learned Fiebelkorn might have more animals at a farm on Route 20 near Hampshire, so they went there next and found more mistreatment. Several dead animals, including a goat, donkey, two mini-horses and four chickens, were found, along with several unhealthy animals.

A veterinarian determined several animals on the farm were sick, and conditions were not conducive to the keeping of livestock.

The animals were being kept in facilities without enough shelter from the cold, and without adequate food and water. Where animals had been provided water, it was frozen.

In all, more than 90 animals were discovered on the second farm, including the dead ones.

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