Woman sentenced for starving dogs to death

October 19, 2011 6:20:26 AM PDT
The owner of a northwest suburban animal shelter will spend the next two-and-a-half years in periodic imprisonment for starving more than a dozen dogs to death.

Diane Eldrup ran Muddy Paws Dog Rescue in Deer Park. A Lake County judge likened it to running a concentration camp for dogs.

Eldrup will be held in a facility next to the Lake County Jail and will be let out for counseling, court obligations and work.

Investigators say some of the dead dogs were found curled next to empty food bowls.