Alerted by the animal’s cries and cries, a neighbor alerted the gendarmes. They intervened on December 24, 2021, shortly after midnight, at the home of the dog’s owner in Uckange. Le dogue argentin was blessed. It presents several games, does not require a suite of operations for a prize in pregnancy. Gendarmes found traces of blood on the floor and on the walls. The emaciated animal was presumably hit with a stick. Its owner, a 26-year-old man, was intoxicated when authorities disembarked.
He is being prosecuted in Thionville Correctional Court for serious abuse or cruelty to an animal. He did not comment on the allegations against him. He did not appear at the hearing on Tuesday, nor was he represented by a lawyer.
Definitive ban on keeping an animal
The defendant was previously unknown to the court. But the gendarmes had already been called in a few months earlier by the neighborhood, worried about the dog’s fate.
In December, the Thionville prosecutor’s office ordered the placement of the young Argentine mastiff in a shelter held by a specialized association awaiting trial. The deputy prosecutor requested a six-month suspended sentence against the master as well as a permanent ban on keeping an animal and confiscating the injured dog.
The court will make its decision on Tuesday, June 21.