According to Actu.frOn Monday, April 24, a farm in Sainte-Consorce (Rhône) was overwhelmed by shock and amazement.
Law enforcement and three animal shelters, including the one in Lyon, were shocked to discover a vast illegal dog farm where no less than 187 animals were locked in outdoor pens, living in their own feces.
The animals were seized, ending nearly two years of investigation by animal protection organizations.
Sick and scared dogs
"They were not beaten, but still suffered abuse through neglect. Many dogs suffered from scabies, ticks, their water was polluted with straw, and some had never even been out of their enclosure and were very scared," explains the Pierrelatte shelter, which participated in this large-scale operation.
A man facing justice
At the origin of this frightening breeding, a man of about forty years placed in police custody. He admitted the facts and also agreed to give up the majority of his dogs to the associations, although he still hopes to recover some of them.
According to the newspaper Le ProgrèsThe individual wanted to start a dog breeding business and had purchased 80 dogs before they reproduced. However, he would not have been able to obtain the necessary financing to start his business.
An investigation was opened and the 187 dogs were distributed to various shelters and SPAs throughout France. "There was an incredible surge of solidarity," says the Pierrelatte shelter.