A 65-year-old resident of the Lublin region heard accusations of abusing a dog. The injured animal wandered around the area. It was in such a state that the veterinarian had to put them to sleep. The man told policemen that he had beaten the dog with a broom stick because he was notoriously visiting his property.
Policemen from Radzyń Podlaski received a report about an injured dog wandering around the town of Suchowola.
– The summoned veterinarian stated that the animal was in a moribund state. In order to shorten the dog’s suffering, the doctor had to give him sleep injections – says aspirant Piotr Mucha from the Poviat Police Headquarters in Radzyń Podlaski.
Police: he explained that the neighbor’s dog kept coming to his property
The uniforms determined that the dog was to be beaten by a 65-year-old resident of the Wohyń commune. After he was arrested and taken to police arrest, it turned out that the animal had been hit with a brush stick.
– The man explained his behavior with the fact that the neighbor’s dog was notoriously coming to his property, and he was worried about his “bitch”. He heard the charges and pleaded guilty – says the policeman.
For the abuse of an animal, the Animal Protection Act provides for a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment. If the perpetrator has abused the animal with particular cruelty, then the threat of punishment increases to five years.
According to the police, the 65-year-old prosecutor’s office applied a free preventive measure in the form of police supervision.
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