France Bleu reports a sad story of animal cruelty that occurred in Pau. Residents of a building in Zaragoza alerted the police on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, to persistent odors emanating from an apartment. In response, the police carried out an intervention in the evening, around 20:30.
What law enforcement discovered at the scene was disturbing. An Argentine mastiff, named Harley, was found in poor health, left alone in the apartment. The home was trashed, covered in dog waste, which contributed to the odor nuisance that disturbed the neighbors.
Harley was rescued from this unfortunate situation by the SACPA, a shelter located in Monein, where he was taken care of. The story took an even more surprising turn when the owner of the animal came forward, mistakenly believing that her dog had been stolen.
Due to the inhumane conditions in which Harley was kept, the owner was taken into custody. She was also fined 135€ for keeping or placing a captive pet in an environment that could cause suffering.