A resident of Sarcelles (Val-d'Oise) was taken into custody following the discovery of 24 cats and four dogs living in unsanitary conditions in his home. The individual is described as having psychological problems.
Alexandra, member of the Animal Protection Brigade (BPA), quoted by Le Parisienexplains that the man suffers from a Noah's syndrome and a Diogenes syndrome.
Volunteers of the association, accompanied by police officers, discovered the animals living in their excrement in a dilapidated house with a nauseating smell.
The three puppies and the adult dog are traumatized, and one of them has an injury to the muzzle. The cats are suffering from various diseases, including kidney disease. Two of them died.
According to Alexandra, the animals were breeding among themselves. An investigation was launched. The puppies were entrusted to the BPA, while the adult dog, which bit a policeman during the rescue, was placed in a pound. The cats were taken care of by the association Gamelles Sans Frontière.