Last Saturday, the state police received information from citizens about possible violations of animal welfare rules in Suža. After receiving the information, the police checked that there were cages in the deserted garden with dozens of cats, including cats of the breed.
The animals were kept in unsuitable conditions – in narrow cages, which did not even have carpets or bedding. Cats also did not have enough food, so they were downgraded.
The police officers were invited by the staff of the animal shelter "Ulubele", which brought a total of 45 cats and brought them to the shelter.
The State Police has found that the cat owner is a woman born in 1961 who raised cats for propaganda purposes to sell them later.
Policemen have been informed that the dogs have been held since August 15 this year. Previously the woman had kept the animals in the apartment at Dreiliņi, but the housekeeper ordered the woman to leave her.
Previously, a woman was involved in a sales department for cats and she was previously convicted by the board committee of the city council of Riga for violation of animal welfare requirements.
In connection with the incident, the State Police initiated administrative proceedings against the woman regarding violations of animal welfare and animal welfare rules. For such an offense a warning is issued or a fine is imposed on natural persons from seven to 350 euros, and for legal persons – from 15 to 700 euros, with confiscation of animals or without seizure.
The same offenses, if repeatedly committed within a year of imposing an administrative sanction or causing a physical or material loss, result in a fine of between € 15 and € 700 for natural persons and from € 700 to € 1400 for legal persons, with or without confiscation of animals. confiscation.
The materials of the case are forwarded to the Food and Veterinary Service for decision.