The three dogs police took into custody after witnesses reported seeing a Des Plaines man punching one of the animals in his front yard earlier this summer have all been adopted by new owners.
Chris’ Rescue Angels, based in Missouri, a nonprofit rescue organization that specializes in small dogs, organized the adoptions.
Maria Falco, of Chris’ Rescue Angels, stated in a email to Patch that Teddy, a nine-year-old Lhasa Apso, and Gizmo, a one-year-old Shih Tzu, were adopted together. The third dog, Oliver, a Yorkshire Terrier, had already been placed in a new home.
“Teddy and Gizmo have been adopted together by a wonderful person; she will spoil and love them the way they should have been,” Falco stated. “What a great lady she is, to open her heart to them.
“I am so happy I can jump out of my skin. It’s a very happy ending for all of them.”
James Wesolaski, 51, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for cruelty, and was prohibited from owning animals for 20 years by the court.