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CHRISTINA J. HELM arrested for neglecting and abusing her dog

- Illinois, USA -


The Naperville Police Department arrested 32-year-old CHRISTINA J. HELM (pictured).


According to the Department’s media release, it all started back in October 2023, when a concerned citizen alerted Animal Control to “a case of potential animal abuse” at HELM’s apartment in the 100 block of Testa Drive.


The tipster explained that they had agreed to take care of HELM’s dog, a female Pitbull mix named Olive, while she was on a business trip.


Police said Olive was emaciated and could barely walk. Additionally, she had open sores on her hip bone. Olive was immediately taken to an emergency veterinary hospital where she was treated for starvation and dehydration. Veterinarians said the sores likely happened by having the furvictim caged in one position too long.


Naperville Police launched an investigation and as a result, Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians executed a search warrant at HELM’s residence where they found “evidence of alleged animal abuse”, stated the release.


On May 23, 2024, an arrest warrant was issued for HELM and she turned herself into the police on May 28, 2024.

HELM was booked into the DuPage County Jail on three felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and three misdemeanor counts of violations of owner’s duties.

HELM is also facing one misdemeanor count of endangering the life or health of a child “for allegedly committing aggravated animal cruelty to an animal that resided in the same residence as a minor”, said police.


Judge Joshua Dieden ordered HELM to be released on the condition that she does not have any animals. Court records show that HELM is due back in court on June 24, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.


As for Olive, she thankfully recovered and was first placed in the care of a shelter and later adopted.


I requested pictures of Olive and if I receive them, I will add them to the article.


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HELM’s mugshot shared from the Naperville Police Department

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Judy A Canon
Judy A Canon
Jun 05

Per her mugshot & reporting this monster Helm appears to have no shi*ts to give. She reeks of cruelty. I hope the courts take this case seriously all the way to the end. I am so happy Olive is now receiving the love she so deserves.

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