About sixty cats were found frozen or buried by the owners of a house in Bellegarde-en-Forez (Loire) following the eviction of their occupants, we informed the gendarmerie. It was after the eviction of the tenants who no longer paid their rent that the gendarmes made the macabre discovery of around sixty dead cats in Bellegarde-en Forez in the Loire.
Half was kept in the freezer at home, and the other was buried in flower pots. Thirty-two cats, including six adults, carefully wrapped in cloth nappies, were discovered mixed with iced popsicles and breaded fish fillets in the freezer left behind by the tenant couple, evicted in mid-May for non-payment of their rent, we specify from the same source, confirming information from the regional daily “Le Progrès”.
The remains of around thirty other small felines were discovered wrapped in fabric, buried in the earth of many flower pots scattered around the house in this town of Forez.
A necropsy, conducted on dead animals as part of the preliminary investigation designated by the Saint-Etienne prosecutor’s office at the Montbrison gendarmerie, concluded that there were no acts of cruelty on the part of the tenants suffering from psychological problems. They will be heard by the police.
A complaint for animal abuse was filed by an association for the protection of animals against this couple who lived, in deplorable hygienic conditions, in the company of two dogs and about thirty living cats when they were forced to leave. home, the same source said.