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Man charged after 10 dogs found living in urine, feces at Vernon Hills home

Antony Sehter, 18, of Vernon Hills.

An 18-year-old man has been charged after police found 10 dogs living in a house with urine and feces.

Antony Sehter, 18, of the 1000 block of Pine Grove Court in Vernon Hills, was charged with four misdemeanor counts of violating animal owner’s duties.

Vernon Hills Police Department spokesman Kim Christenson said that officers were assisting the Mundelein Police Department with a search warrant on March 9 in the 1000 block of Pine Grove Court in Vernon Hills.

The warrant, which was for 20-year-old Simon Sehter, was unrelated to the dogs, police said.

When police officers entered the home, they noticed a large number of dogs in the house. They also smelled a strong odor of urine and observed animal feces throughout the home, Christenson said.

Lake County Animal Control took custody of all 10 dogs in the home. A Vernon Hills Building Department inspector deemed the home uninhabitable.

Police obtained a warrant for Antony Sehter and he later turned himself in on March 15. He was also charged with unlawful possession of title without complete assignment because of a vehicle police saw in the garage during the warrant search for Simon Sehter.

Antony Sehter was being held in the Lake County Jail on a $30,000 bond and has since been released after posting bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 1.


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