Elgin Animal Control Officers James Rog (left) and Matt Ciesielczyk load three captured cats Sept. 26 at William Tinkler's home. The cats found alive were to be evaluated by a veterinarian, officials said. | Janelle Walker~For Sun-Times Media
William C. Tinkler / photo from Elgin police.
Police removed an estimated 60 dead cats and a dead dog from a construction van parked behind the home at 259 Villa St. in Elgin Wednesday. Animal cruelty charges are being considered against the man who lives there. September 26, 2012 | Michael Smart~Sun-Times Media
This is another in a series of stories on people and events that shaped our communities in 2012. ELGIN — Is William Tinkler an innocent cat lover who just couldn’t bear — or maybe couldn’t afford — to properly dispose of the dead animals who …