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The director of a shelter in the Amur region faces a sentence for cruelty to animals

The director of a shelter in the Amur region faces a sentence for cruelty to animals
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In the Amur Region, a criminal case was filed with the court against the head of the Druzhok animal shelter. According to investigators, 30 dogs died from hunger and thirst due to his cruel attitude.

According to the press service of the regional prosecutor's office, the accused man was an entrepreneur. He signed a contract with the administration of Blagoveshchensk for the maintenance of street animals. During the 2018 year, according to law enforcement officers, the man did not provide them with food and drinking water, did not provide the necessary veterinary care.

30 dogs died of hunger and thirst. The case was opened on the fact of cruel treatment of animals from selfish motives, which led to their death. The head of the shelter faces up to five years in prison.

What is happening in the shelter has received publicity thanks to zoodefenders. They published An open letter to the region’s governor Vasily Orlov asking him to understand the situation.