Eleven dogs seized in Epernon: the owner of a clandestine breeding in court

A 33-year-old resident of Epernon will be tried in the Chartres court on November 9, in particular for serious abuse or an act of cruelty to a domestic animal tamed or captive by its owner *.

The court case started on Sunday June 12, in Épernon. A passer-by would have witnessed blows addressed by his master to a dog. Shocked, she explained, she contacted the gendarmerie brigade of Hips. The soldiers moved. The man, reported as the owner of the dog, had already returned home.

“Propelled” against the door

The gendarmes approached the door of his home. They saw, through a smoked window, an American Staff type dog. A few minutes later, according to the elements of the investigation, the gendarmes of Hips saw the dog being “propelled” against the door. They would also have seen a silhouette. The soldiers ordered the person to open the door, she did not respond to the orders, according to the investigation.

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The gendarmes carried out investigations for two days. On Wednesday, June 15, they returned with agents from the departmental directorate for employment, work, solidarity and protection of populations (DDETSPP) and lawyers from the SPA (Society for the Protection of Animals).

Several injuries on eleven dogs

The owner of the dog was arrested and a search was carried out. The authorities noted the presence of numerous droppings on the interior and exterior floors of the dwelling and several injuries on eleven dogs, mainly of the American bully breed. A rabbit was also discovered, living in the middle of rubbish.

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Without profession, already condemned for other facts, the owner of the animals was placed in police custody.

He was released after his auditions. He will have to explain himself in court on Wednesday, November 9. The dogs were placed in the SPA.

He is also prosecuted for ill-treatment, unauthorized opening of an establishment holding animals of non-domestic species for breeding and sale, detention of animals without proper keeping of a breeding register and use of an inappropriate mode of detention or which may cause suffering or injury for the breeding, keeping or keeping of domestic or wild animals.

Thierry Delaunay

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