|This pit bull mix, “Vinny,” was one of three animals left to die in a Lakeview apartment, police said | Photo: CWB source|
It’ll be 12-months probation for Christina Laskero, the 22-year-old woman who was accused of moving out of a Lakeview apartment in September and leaving two cats and a dog behind to die from neglect.
Laskero has pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals and failure to perform animal owner duties, according to court records.
|Laskero | Chicago Police Dept|
Police said Laskero failed to return to her apartment at 505 West Belmont to feed and care for her pets, a pit bull breed named “Vinny” and two cats, “Georgia Moon” and “Champ.”
The animals were found three months after Laskero moved out when a building engineer entered Laskero’s apartment to investigate “a water leak and odor emitting out of the residence” just before Christmas.
A Chicago Police Department gang and animal crimes investigation team said in court records that Laserko admitted to leaving the animals behind.