In a small village in Zala County in Hungary, a woman kept 19 dogs locked up in her family home. As she left the dogs without care, charges were brought against her. – reported Zala County Prosecutor’s Office.
Csaba Pirger from the Prosecutor’s Office said that until last July, the 67-year-old woman kept 29 pets in Misefá, in her family house and in her yard. According to hvg, there were 19 small dogs closed in the house and the garage. In addition, she did not provide them with conditions suitable for their species and their physiological needs. As the animals emptied their urine and faeces on the floor, the whole house smelled. The conditions endangered the health of the animals, which could have caused permanent damage to their health. Moreover, the badly kept dogs could have died due to lack of care.
Last July, the Zalaegerszeg police seized the dogs, writes origo.hu. They brought them to animal protection organisations where the animals received veterinary care. More than nine dogs were diagnosed with serious illnesses. Although the animals would have needed medical treatment, the woman did not take the dogs to the vet. Therefore, the woman is responsible for the suffering of the dogs. The Zalaegerszeg Public Prosecutor’s Office brought charges against the Austrian woman for animal cruelty.
According to Index, similar cases happened in Budapest, too, where more than 200 animals were rescued in the last two years. Since February 2020, 88 crimes involving animal cruelty have been registered in the capital. During this time, the police together with their partners rescued 200 animals. The most memorable rescue operation was Sanyika, the penguin who escaped from the zoo, and was then adopted by the Zugló police. Among the rescued animals were dogs, cats, deer, horses, goats, pigs, deer and rabbits. Moreover, the police helped a family of ducks, salamanders and even a whole family of bees.
Source: hvg.hu, index.hu, origo.hu