City begins bird hoarder cleanup
By Stephanie Lulay email@example.com October 25, 2012 6:02PM
Updated: November 27, 2012 11:00AM
AURORA — The city will begin cleaning up a bird hoarder’s home on the far East Side Friday morning, removing hundreds of birds from the site.
On Wednesday evening, the city served bird hoarder Dave Skeberdis, 57, with an order from the Kane County Circuit Court authorizing the city to collect the estimated 200 to 300 birds from his townhome in the 200 block of Shadybrook Lane.
The city said it intends to start the process of removing the birds from Skeberdis’ home starting at 10 a.m. Friday.
According to the Greater Chicago Bird Club website, the fire department will set up a tent at the back door of the townhouse, and only licensed hazmat crews will be allowed in the townhome unit. The bird group volunteers will send empty cages inside with the crews for removal of the birds.