Do you have neighbours? Perhaps you know of tense relations with them… A few days ago, the local newspaper “Midi Libre” told a scary story to say the least. If I tell you neighborhood dispute, you will tell me that there is nothing extraordinary. Every day stories of quarrels between inhabitants of the same street are reported in the media. A tree that protrudes from the fence, a rooster that crows too early in the morning, children playing ball late at night… The causes of these conflicts are endless. But in the case that we are going to report to you, it is not the causes that are shocking, but rather the attitude of those concerned.
Neighbors exasperated by barking allegedly tried to kill a dog
“Midi Libre” tells that a resident of Lihus, a small village in the Oise, found one of her dogs hanging from a beam. The unfortunate woman made this macabre discovery on her way home from work on Saturday June 25. Arriving at her home, the lady in question greeted, as usual, all the animals waiting for her in her kennel. It was then that she realized that one of them was missing. It was Orus, a three-year-old Malinois.
Arriving in her kennel to find her dogs, this Oisienne, little appreciated by her neighbors, was initially surprised not to see all of her pets. Quickly, she perceived rather strange noises. Horror, it was his dog Orus. Hanged, the animal was about to die of suffocation. Fortunately, his mistress freed him in time and managed to save him. Luckily, the young Malinois therefore survived.
A story of rare violence relayed on Facebook
Who could have done such a horrible thing and why? The young woman seems to have answers to these questions. On her Facebook page, she took the time to tell this story to denounce the violence of which her dog was the victim. She also said that since her arrival in the village of Lihus four years ago, she has suffered almost daily criticism from her neighbors. Indeed, they constantly complain about the barking of his dogs.
The exasperated residents even complained to the town hall to try to get the owner of the animals to react. Following these complaints, this lady was asked to equip her dogs with anti-bark collars as a first step. On the other hand, she was required to place all of her pets in kennels. Respecting their commitments, the owner of Orus and her spouse built these spaces. When they are away, they lock up their dogs there as agreed.
Many attempts at intimidation
From the neighbours’ point of view, these changes are not enough. Dogs are still heard in the streets of this quiet village. According to the newspaper “Midi Libre”, the one who suffered the complaints of the inhabitants of Lihus has already found meatballs filled with nails. But that’s not all, the rear window of his car was smashed.
Faced with these serial attacks, the young woman made a decision. Monday, June 27, she filed a complaint for an act of cruelty to an animal. Indeed, this animal lover was very shocked by the acts of violence perpetrated against her dogs. As for the attempts at intimidation, they only increased tenfold his desire for justice. Finally, the Beauvais prosecutor’s office opened an investigation to shed light on this case. As for the Facebook post of the one who found her dog hanged, it has already garnered nearly 100,000 shares!
With this visibility, we would not be surprised to see animal defense associations express themselves in the days to come. Again, they will probably denounce the way humans prey on innocent living beings. Because it is indeed people that the conflicts oppose and not their pets. Either way, count on the Objeko team to keep you posted on the outcome of this chilling case.