Saturday 3 July 2021 – 2:50 pm
Rome, husky lager breeding discovered: 110 dogs saved
Blitz of the carabinieri in Ponzano Romano, owner reported for animal abuse
Rome, 3 July (askanews) – A husky lager farm was discovered near Rome, in Ponzano Romano: 110 dogs rescued, the owner was sued for animal abuse.
The carabinieri of the Ponzano Romano station, together with the forestry carabinieri of Sant’Oreste, at the end of an activity to check compliance with environmental and animal protection regulations, discovered an illegal breeding with 110 specimens in a private villa in Ponzano Romano. of husky dogs “in conditions of abuse and neglect”.
The military had identified the private home, a fortified cottage in the countryside, as a possible illegal breeding, also for the cries of the animals that were heard in the vicinity, but to reinforce the doubt was the complaint of an association for environmental protection and animal of Rome.
So the blitz started: outside the villa 16 fences with 82 dogs, closed in very small spaces, without running water to drink the animals, despite the very high temperatures of these days. Furthermore, “it was established that the same animals had not been given food for a long time”. When the carabinieri, together with the staff of the local Asl, knocked on the door to check if there were any animals inside, the occupants did not allow access. At that point, the soldiers of the Ponzano station requested and obtained a search decree from the public prosecutor on duty, of the Rieti public prosecutor’s office, in real time. So the control inside the house also started.
When the soldiers managed to enter the house they found a dog that had been dead for days, “no one – the military explained – had taken care to remove, confirming the inhumanity with which the structure was managed”. But another 29 dogs, closed in cramped cages-carriers, among excrement, without water and food, were saved.
The conditions in which the dogs were kept were “so serious and unacceptable” that they led the military to seize the entire property, and all 110 huskies were placed in custody. For the owner of the facility, a complaint was made “for mistreatment of animals and possession of animals in conditions incompatible with their nature”. A hypothesis of aggravated crime, given the discovery of the deceased animal. The carcass of the most unfortunate dog was brought to the zooprophylaxis institute to ascertain the actual causes of death.