Suburban shelter asks for help as rescued animals readied for adoption

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Monday, August 10, 2015
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Some of the animals found inside the coach house at a Steger, Ill., property.

BEECHER, Ill. (WLS) -- A suburban shelter that rescued more than 70 animals from a home needs help from the public.

Settler's Pond in Beecher, Ill., has been caring for dozens of dogs, chickens and other animals since they were taken from a home in Steger, Ill. In the process, the shelter has racked up nearly $20,000 in medical bills caring for them.

PHOTOS: Animals rescued from carriage house

The shelter is asking for the public's to help cover the costs of getting the rescued animals back into good health and ready for adoption.

You can make monetary donations to help Settler's Pond Shelter at

The shelter expects many of the dogs to be ready for adoption within a few weeks.