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Joliet dog cruelty slated for jury trial

Amin Hudson, 32, Joliet
Amin Hudson, 32, Joliet

A Joliet man will go to trial over animal cruelty charges after one of his dogs was allegedly found hanging dead from a fence by a chain and two others freezing in dilapidated kennels.

The jury trial has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Will County Courthouse. Amin Hudson, 32, of the 500 block of Dover Street, faces charges of cruelty to animals and violating animal owner duties.

Hudson’s attorney, Eric Mitchell, declined to comment because the case is pending in court. Hudson also declined to comment and deferred questions to his attorney.

“Y’all bash me enough,” Hudson said.

On Dec. 30, a mail carrier allegedly saw a bloody dead dog hanging from a fence. She contacted Joliet police. The officers who arrived saw there was blood on the dog, the chain, the collar and the fence.

Police said at the time that the dog, whose name was Fatboy, appeared to have struggled for some time before his death.

The officers went into the backyard and found two pit bulls named Max and Snowball in two of three kennels, police said.

The dogs were barking, crying and lifting their paws frequently to avoid frostbite, police said, and the kennels were in poor condition and the dogs had no food or water

One of the responding officers saw Fatboy’s dew claw was ripped off, most likely during a futile struggle to free himself from the fence, police said. His dew claw was ripped off, likely in a life-or-death struggle to free himself, according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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