CAMPTON HILLS, Ill. - Animal control removed numerous dogs from a home in west suburban Campton Hills on Thursday.
Shortly before 10 a.m., EMS officials responded to the home along Town Hall Road after a Life Alert notification.
Police say once on scene, authorities deemed the five-acre property uninhabitable. There was reportedly a large amount of garbage inside the home, and also cat and dog feces.
Long time neighbors say the home had been occupied by a husband and wife, both elderly, since the early 2000s.
"They kept to themselves, were very quiet. I haven’t seen her in a year. I saw him walking last week. He was friendly and talkative," one neighbor said.
According to reports, authorities found 30 dogs inside and 15 to 20 cats. As a result, a hazardous materials response was initiated. Crews could be seen in hazmat gear preparing to go inside.
The couple and their three children were reportedly taken by ambulance to hospitals in Aurora and Geneva for evaluation.
"Hopefully they’re ok and their health is good. I do feel bad. It’s a sad and unfortunate situation," the neighbor said.
Kane County Animal Control was brought in to help remove the animals.