Former breeder arrested for animal abuse

TOKYO, Aug 09 (News On Japan) - A 74-year-old woman in Fukuoka Prefecture's Kurume City has been arrested on suspicion of abusing 34 dogs and cats, keeping them in cages piled with excrement.

The arrested woman had been keeping dogs and cats in cages, which were visibly dirty and covered in feces.

According to the police, the suspect was arrested for violating animal welfare laws. She is accused of keeping 5 dogs and 29 cats in cages filled with excrement in May of this year.

During police questioning, the woman admitted to the allegations, explaining that her urinary tract inflammation and back pain caused her to neglect cleaning up the mess.

Additionally, she is suspected of selling 5 cats to a local pet shop without proper registration.

The former breeder reportedly continued to sell cats even after her registration was revoked, earning approximately 4 million yen by selling about 50 cats.

Aug 09 (日テレNEWS) - 福岡県久留米市で、排せつ物が積み重なったケージで犬と猫合わせて34匹を飼育して虐待した疑いで、74歳の女が逮捕されました。  ...continue reading