According to France BleuOn Friday 21 April, at around 11pm, a tragedy occurred in Erbrée, near Vitré. Dewi, a 25 year old man working in a restaurant, was temporarily staying with friends with his partner and their 2 year old child, while waiting to move. When he returned home, he discovered that the doors of the two garages in the house were open. One of the garages had been searched and in the other were their three dogs.
Two of the dogs were outside and the third, a 6-year-old Australian shepherd, was dead, probably run over by the burglars' car. Dewi believes her dog stood in front of the vehicle to protect the house as the burglars fled.
A weekend in intensive care for the second dog
The second dog, a staffie, was seriously injured by the perpetrators. According to Dewi, the dog suffered multiple fractures, bruises to the lungs, contusions and physical injuries. He spent the whole weekend in intensive care at the vet. Dewi believes that her staffie was the victim of revenge shots by the burglars for trying to protect the house. The dog underwent hip and pelvis surgery at a specialist clinic in Rennes.
Dewi's anger and sadness
Dewi expresses his anger and sadness at the situation. He deplores the loss of one of his dogs and the serious condition in which the other was taken to the veterinary emergency room in the middle of the night. He is deeply distressed by these barbaric acts against his animals. After filing a complaint for violence leading to the death of an animal, an investigation has been opened by the Vitré gendarmerie. Dewi hopes that the appeal for witnesses that he launched on social networks will lead to the arrest of the burglars responsible for these particularly cruel acts.