100 neglected animals confiscated
26 April 2007
BRUSSELS – Inspectors of the federal public health department and local police removed 100 neglected animals from a home in Kieldrecht on Wednesday.
The owner had six dogs, seven cats, 10 pigeons, seven ducks and 72 tropical birds. He also had fish and chickens. The animals were living in unhygienic conditions and were not properly cared for.
Most had been starved and few had access to water. The animals taken in have been placed at animal asylums.
The police had already confiscated a large number of animals, among them ponies, goats, rabbits, pigs, geese, chickens and parakeets, in April 2006.
[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Belgian news