One year after fire, future of kennel near Carol Stream remains in question

  • The former dog kennel near Carol Stream where nearly 30 dogs died in a fire a year ago remains boarded up.

      The former dog kennel near Carol Stream where nearly 30 dogs died in a fire a year ago remains boarded up. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The future of the former dog kennel near Carol Stream where nearly 30 dogs died in a fire last year is in question with a "for sale by owner" signed posted on the property near North Avenue and County Farm Road.

      The future of the former dog kennel near Carol Stream where nearly 30 dogs died in a fire last year is in question with a "for sale by owner" signed posted on the property near North Avenue and County Farm Road. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Garrett Mercado

    Garrett Mercado

  • Sherie Gechas of Lisle is reunited with her dog, Jackson, a year ago at DuPage County Animal Services in Wheaton. Jackson was rescued from the fire inside the kennel near Carol Stream Jan. 14, 2018.

    Sherie Gechas of Lisle is reunited with her dog, Jackson, a year ago at DuPage County Animal Services in Wheaton. Jackson was rescued from the fire inside the kennel near Carol Stream Jan. 14, 2018. Daily Herald file photo

  • About two dozen dogs were rescued from the fire inside a Carol Stream-area kennel a year ago Tuesday.

    About two dozen dogs were rescued from the fire inside a Carol Stream-area kennel a year ago Tuesday. Daily Herald file photo

 
 
Updated 1/12/2020 4:17 PM

A devastating fire that killed 29 dogs in a kennel near Carol Stream a year ago Tuesday spurred a new state law and led to animal cruelty charges against its operator, but the decrepit building still looks much as it did after erupting in flames.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.