Man charged with animal abuse
Published on February 1, 2011
A PARALIMNI resident has been charged with animal abuse after authorities found at least 85 cats locked up in two different premises.
After neighbours reported the problem to Paralimni police, officers went over to both properties – and apartment and a house - and released the cats. According to the investigating officer the properties were “very dirty, and thick with cat faeces and urine.”
In both cases the medical and veterinary services were called to evaluate the situation. All the cats were found in a pitiful state, many of them suffering from diseases, and some with wounds on their eyes and legs.
A 47-year-old man from Nicosia, a resident of Paralimni as arrested, charged and released.
According to the Mayor of Paralimni, Andreas Evangelou, the authorities have no idea why the cats were locked in or what the man’s plans was for them
“The cats were imprisoned for about 15 to 20 days and we, as a municipality along with the police, investigated the situation and went down there,” said Evangelou. ”Cats are not the kinds of animals that can be kept locked up,” he added.
邻居报告后，将问题Paralimni的警察，海关人员走过去，这两个属性 - 和公寓和房子 - 并发布了猫。 根据调查人员的性质是“非常脏，与猫粪便和尿液厚。”