CHICAGO – Three children found living alone in deplorable conditions are now in the care of their grandmother after she says police rescued them.
According to WLS, Chicago police found the three girls, ages 7, 2 and 1, living in a filthy home in South Side Chicago. They were living without running water, electricity and hadn’t been bathed in days. The oldest girl had never been to school.
Grandmother Dlores Anderson, 53, took the girls in after DFCS identified her as a potential caretaker.
The girls are now starting a new life.
“They are my heart now, I’m going to show them they can be loved and taken care of like children are supposed to,” Anderson told WLS.
The police officer who found the girls have pitched in to buy Anderson beds, diapers and even threw them their first ever birthday parties.
“These officers, they have been a blessing, when my own family won’t help. I have no friends. All I have right now is God and them and now my grand babies,” said Anderson.