Lisa, a seven-year-old bitch, was rescued on January 25 in Béligneux (Ain) by the gendarmerie, fire department and SPA Lyon. She had been kept locked up on a balcony for several days and was found in an advanced state of malnutrition, reports the media outlet Actu.fr.
No food or water, and surrounded by its own excrement
It was thanks to a citizen's alert to the SPA that the animal, a French bulldog who never left the balcony, was rescued.
The little dog, who had been left unattended by her owner for several days, was discovered without food or water, surrounded by her own excrement.
"She was trapped, the shutter was closed behind her and as the accommodation was upstairs, she couldn't escape. She didn't even have a shelter, so she had to put up with the weather," laments the SPA de Lyon.
A complaint has been lodged by the
Lisa was rescued using a fire department ladder. She was then taken in charge by an investigator from the association and taken to a vet to be placed in a safe place. "She was frightened and very, very thin, but today she's fine. She'll have to regain her trust in humans."
The Lyon SPA has lodged a complaint against the owner, requesting that he be banned from keeping animals.
For its part, the Gendarmerie has announced that the owner will have to "answer for the facts of mistreatment of an animal and deprivation of food".