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Chmielnik. He kept the dogs in cramped cages, the police intervened

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Police officers from Kielce (Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship) intervened on a property in the Chmielnik commune, where 34 extremely neglected dogs were staying. The animals were kept in cramped cages for birds and rabbits. According to the expert opinion, the owner may have also used physical violence against them.

The intervention was attended by police officers and representatives of the animal protection foundation. As the police explain, there was a suspicion that there are many dogs that are starving and in inappropriate living conditions.

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– On the spot, the police found a 69-year-old man who kept emaciated dogs in cages for storing birds or rabbits. On the property, in various rooms and cages, police officers and employees of the foundation found 34 dogs of various breeds. The found animals were examined by an expert in the field of animal psychology. According to the expert, each of the dogs found on the spot was intimidated, which could indicate that their owner could use violence against them – said Mł.asp. Małgorzata Perkowska-Kiepas from the Municipal Police Headquarters in Kielce.

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The dogs have been securedŚwiętokrzyskie police

The owner is facing prison

The dogs were not released from their cages for a long time. All of them have been secured by the foundation’s employees and will be examined by veterinarians.

The animals were kept in cramped cagesŚwiętokrzyskie police

– Polish law, and more precisely the Act on the Protection of Animals, provides for a penalty of up to three years in prison for mistreatment. If there is abuse with particular cruelty, the penalty is up to five years in prison, stressed the policewoman.

Main photo source: Świętokrzyskie police

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