A 38-year-old man was arrested by police for repeatedly throwing his dog into the Deûle River in Lambersart, reports BFMTV.
Around 16:40 this Wednesday, the police were alerted of an individual in Lambersart in the North who had thrown his dog several times in the canal of the Deûle.
When police responded, they found that the man kept throwing his dog into the water every time he tried to leave the canal. The dog was in the middle of the canal when law enforcement arrived and appeared to be exhausted, struggling to get back to shore. During this time, the individual fled before finally being arrested in a nearby square.
The man was taken into custody
After this painful episode, the dog was finally rescued by police officers and was able to get out of the water. The officers took care of the animal by warming it with survival blankets before taking it to the police station. Eventually, the animal was turned over to the Ligue protectrice des animaux for proper care.
As for the 38-year-old man, he was taken into custody by the authorities.