Judge: Pups can go back to men charged with animal cruelty

February 17, 2012 3:09:51 PM PST
A judge has ruled that 43 puppies can be returned to two Iowa men charged with cruelty to animals.

Chicago police arrested Travis Wester and Larry Subject last week after spotting a suspicious vehicle in the 2500 block of West Cermak.

Police said they heard barking coming from inside and they found 43 dogs in cramped containers without food or water.

During a hearing Thursday, the judge determined the conditions were not bad enough that the men had to forfeit the dogs.