The former owner of an animal sanctuary in Iroquois County pleaded not guilty (Thursday) to animal cruelty. Corinne DiLorenzo operated the Earth Animal Sanctuary at Thawville. She was was indicted by a grand jury earlier this year, accused of taking in animals for three years after the board of directors for the sanctuary dissolved. The dissolution of the operation was over the alleged failure to report taxes. Last June, a former board member reportedly found the remains of at least 600 animals on the former site.