Suspended prison sentence and ban on keeping animals for accumulating more than a hundred cats in her home

A woman was given a 6-month suspended prison sentence and a permanent ban on keeping animals. She had hoarded more than a hundred animals in her home, disregarding their welfare. The felines had been saved by the 30 Million Friends Foundation.

It is one of the most spectacular post-Covid rescues. At the beginning of May 2021, a team from the 30 Million Friends Foundation intervened in a small house in Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis, in Savoie, to rescue more than a hundred cats!

Their owner, who was already the subject of two reports for having accumulated around sixty cats while living in Côte-d’Or, has just received a 6-month suspended prison sentence and an obligation to care for 24 months. It is also forbidden to keep animals. All the animals removed during the two operations were permanently entrusted to the 30 Million Friends Foundation.

Corpses in the freezer

The Court questioned the defendant at length and methodically analyzed the file. His decision is commensurate with the seriousness of the factsreacts Me Eva Souplet, the lawyer of the 30 Million Friends Foundation. By piling up dozens of animals in disastrous conditions, locked in unsanitary rooms, in the dark, in toilets, in transport cages flooded with excrement and piled on top of each other…, she did them a lot of harm. . Among these animals, there were free cats for whom confinement alone is unbearable. »

During the rescue, investigators from the 30 Million Friends Foundation were amazed at the living conditions ” unsanitary » and the presence of « corpses in the freezer “.

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