A Carpentersville man is facing an animal cruelty charge after his family’s dog was found fatally stabbed in a forest preserve near Barrington Hills.
Christopher Castillo, 23, was charged last month with one count of aggravated animal cruelty, authorities said.
Kane County Forest Preserve Police Chief Mike Gilloffo said the charge stems from a March 25 incident.
Castillo told his parents he was taking the dog for a walk around 4:30 a.m., authorities said. When he did not return by 8 a.m., they reported him missing.
Gilloffo said the family found Castillo’s car, a piece of clothing and the wounded