168 animals found in a private home in “dramatic conditions”

It was a major operation that the gendarmes of the Mont-de-Marsan company carried out on Tuesday, November 8, assisted by the Landes veterinary services and members of the SPA (Society for the Protection of Animals): they intervened at the home of a Landaise woman to save more than 168 animalswho were raised in “dramatic conditions“, according to the parquet floor of Mont-de-Marsan. The name of the town has not been specified. According to our information, it is a village of Chalosse.

On the spot, at the home of this Landaise, the agents of the State find 48 dogs and 22 puppies but also sheep, horses, pigs, Guinea pigs, gerbils, etc. They are raised in deplorable sanitary conditions, according to the Mont-de-Marsan prosecutor’s office, which specifies that some animals were malnourished, spent their days in cages and that others, injured, did not receive the necessary care. An investigation has been opened by the Mont-de-Marsan prosecutor’s office and the breeder will be heard soon, before possible prosecution. It seems, according to the first elements of the investigation, that it did not trade in animals. There was no profit. She “compulsively surrounded herself with animals when she was unable to care for them“, according to a source close to the investigation.

Animals taken in by shelters

In recent months, the facts had been discovered by the veterinary services, which led the Mont-de-Marsan prosecutor’s office to open an investigation and order the operation for this Tuesday.

The 168 animals were recovered by several animal protection associations (mainly the SPA) and collected by several shelters all over France.

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