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Punish Animal Sanctuary Founder For Death Of Hundreds Of Animals

Published: January 09, 2020 at 11:00 AM Author: Penny Eims

Thawville, Illinois – Corinne DiLorenzo, founder of (the now defunct) Earth Advocates, aka Earth Animal Sanctuary in Thawville, Illinois, was arrested on December 24, 2019. DiLorenzo is believed to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of animals who were entrusted to her care. The number of animal corpses found in shallow graves on the property is staggering – in fact, more than 600 deceased animals were found in mass graves.

DiLorenzo, aka Cori Dee, is facing a class 4 felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty. An Iroquois County grand jury has turned a one-count indictment against DiLorenzo, alleging that she “intentionally caused the death of multiple companion animals, including dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, birds, goats, raccoons and turtles.”

People familiar with the situation have described it as something “out of a horror story.” Please join us in asking James Devine, Iroquois County State’s Attorney, to put DiLorenzo behind bars for the maximum allowable time for her charge. Additionally, we ask that she be forbidden from owning or caring for any animal for the remainder of her life.

More about this horrible situation as well as Corinne DiLorenzo’s suspicious past life rescuing animals which involved a mysterious fire at the EARTH Advocates / EARTH Animal Sanctuary Outline of Important Information  (established to keep people up-to-date about what is happening with this criminal case).



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Update 9/7/2022: After DiLorenzo entered an Alford Plea on August 31, the judge scheduled a sentencing hearing for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the courthouse in Watseka. An Alford plea is a guilty plea whereby a defendant does not admit guilt but admits that the evidence would likely persuade a judge or jury to find them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Because of the Alford plea, to the lesser charge of cruel treatment of animals, a Class A misdemeanor, DiLorenzo now faces up to a year in jail rather than three years in prison.

Update 8/25/2022: This week, DiLorenzo waived her right to a jury trial. A 1:30 p.m. bench trial is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Iroquois County Courthouse.

Update 4/06/2022: Animal Victory has learned that court is rescheduled to 5/13/2022.

Update 2/22/2022: Animal Victory has learned that the next court date is scheduled for 3/15/2022.

Update 11/03/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next court date is scheduled for 11/18/2021.

Update 3/30/2021: Animal Victory has sent 20,381 signatures to Attorney James Devine. Read our letter here.

Update 2/17/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next court action is a scheduling conference on April 2, 2021, with Judge Sabol presiding. The case number is 2019CF166 in the Iroquois County Circuit Court.

Update: 11/03/2020: Animal Victory spoke with Mr. Devine. The outcome of the October court was to move it to December 4 for a second pre-trial. The defense claims it’s putting together evidence. He said there is a new judge who likes to keep things moving, into the trial, so it should move much more quickly. The previous judge retired. Mr. Devine expects this to be settled by early next year, January-February. He seemed quite optimistic about the new judge.

Update: 11/02/2020: 10,157 signatures, comments, and our letter was sent to James Devine, States Attorney.

Read our letter to State Attorney here 

Update 4/21/20: Corrinne DiLorenzo appeared at a status hearing in March. The next status hearing will be at 1:30 p.m. on May 28.

Update 3/18/2020: We just learned Corrinne DiLorenzo’s court date was changed to March 5th.  No further information is available at this time.

Please continue to sign and share.

Update 02/06/2020: Read our letter to the judge here

Update 02/06/2020: Read our letter to State Attorney here

Update 1/20/2020: Corinne DiLorenzo has pleaded not guilty to a Class 4 felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty. She has requested a jury trial which is scheduled to take place on March 9 in front of Judge James Kinzer. Please continue to sign the petition, which will be presented to the judge for sentencing.

* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



Punish Animal Sanctuary Founder For Death Of Hundreds Of Animals

446 signatures = 3% of goal


446 Dana Dykes Nov 19, 2022
445 Elena Fowler Nov 15, 2022
444 brigitte deschaintre Nov 11, 2022
443 R Beaton Nov 11, 2022
442 Charlotte Johansen Oct 30, 2022
441 Barbara Tranjan Oct 23, 2022
440 Carolina Pino Oct 15, 2022
439 laika nemas OMG, this makes me really sick....poor precious animals....what a horrible way to die.....PLEASE MAKE THAT MONSTER CORINNE DILORENZO PAY!!! TORTURE THAT EVIL DEVIL TO DEATH!!!! Oct 10, 2022
438 valentina van dijk Corinne DiLorenzo belongs in hell!!! WE WANT JUSTICE FOR ALL THESE POOR INNOCENT ANIMALS AND WE WANT IT NOW!!!! Oct 10, 2022
437 mark poos Kill that evil monster Corinne DiLorenzo! Make her suffer!!! She is a devil of the worst kind!!!! Oct 10, 2022
436 lina van dijk Corinne DiLorenzo is a monster and she must pay for all the precious dog lives she destroyed! That devil deserves to burn in hell ASAP!!!! Oct 10, 2022
434 val van dijk Corinne DiLorenzo is a monster! That evil psychopath must pay with her useless life!! Oct 10, 2022
433 Adriaan Foppen Kill that ugly devil Corinne DiLorenzo! She is pure evil and she belongs in hell!!! Oct 10, 2022
432 johan van dijk Corinne DiLorenzo must die!!! Oct 10, 2022
431 JEAN-LOUIS DUVAL Oct 10, 2022
430 Sally Seegers Oct 05, 2022
429 Bob Becker Oct 05, 2022
428 Breah Becker Oct 05, 2022
427 DEB BECKER Oct 05, 2022
426 Mari Smet Oct 03, 2022
425 Jo Munz Oct 03, 2022
424 MOE SULLY Oct 03, 2022
423 julie weigl Oct 03, 2022
422 el crotser Oct 03, 2022
421 peter vanner Oct 03, 2022
420 ben syms Oct 03, 2022
419 GENE NIELSEN Oct 03, 2022
418 abby potts ENSURE she NEVER AGAIN adopts nor heads an Animal facility of any kind— Oct 03, 2022
417 Mary Young No this bitch should get a 100 years in prison for what she did and that what 100 animals will I think 100 years should cover her Sep 28, 2022