Tuesday 03 July 2018 | 32

The reoffending abusive breeder finally judged

Four years! It took four years of investigation to obtain a judgment of this abusive and repeat offender, who subjected along with an accomplice in her 60’s like her these poor and defenceless cats and dogs to the worst in the Dordogne. July 3rd will be the trial of Mrs. A. in the court of Bergerac.

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Editorial:

At the end of the hearing on July 3rd,

the deliberation was fixed at August 21st, 2018

Mrs. A was sentenced to a 1-year suspended sentence, 5-year ban from breeding and all animals confiscated and entrusted to One Voice. The veterinarian involved was sentenced to 2 months suspended sentence and a fine of 5000 euros.

We obviously maintain our surveillance in order to be able to intervene quickly in case of reoffending.

Between them, they had set up a smuggling ring of animals, medicines and microchips had been hidden, mistreated animals, in short, all done to circumvent the law and exploit these animal companions while making a profit out of their innocent lives, regardless of their well-being and health. Thanks to One Voice's investigative work, the scale of their trafficking has been revealed, the animals have been saved, and these cold-hearted women are being sued.

While she was forbidden to raise animals, Mrs. A. continued her trade of living beings. While letting them perish in unhealthy conditions as their fate was only equal to her greed for the money that she could get out from them.

An historic rescue for the Zoe Cell

In 2014, our investigation and rescue centre thought to save twenty cats, it is an atrocious reality that eventually came out into the open: 181 animals were discovered, all in a deleterious state both mentally and physically. 

More than 80 animals were found in June 2014, in an appalling stench. Puppies just a few days old, a kitten crawling in a litter on the ground looking for its mother, a cat in a rabbit cage... but that's not counting the corpses of cats burnt in barrels. Air so bad it burns the lungs. Dozens of sick animals that had to be treated urgently!

Mrs A. was banned from raising animals for reasons of health and hygiene. In February 2015, the gendarmes discovered almost fifty dogs and cats that were hidden at her home and as many as this at the home of her accomplice. In addition to this, veterinary products obtained or given without authorization and without prescriptions. The traffic of electronic chips probably removed from dead cats, and re-implanted into other living cats...

Traumatized animals in need of love and their wounds dressing

At the time, the emerging Zoe Cell, with the help of our partner shelters, made sure to place all the animals with host families, which proved to be extremely loving and became real allies in the re-socialization of those sentient, gentle and intelligent beings so badly abused by these two shameless women.

Among them, Colombe a survivor of this breeding place from hell, was placed in foster care during the summer of 2015 pending the end of the investigation and the final verdict. Unfortunately, her elderly human companion has just died, and this little dog of 11 years had to change family.

In February this year, Colombe met Pascale, her new human companion and his own dog a Bichon Maltese. The agreement between the two white dogs is immediate, and Colombe then meets the whole family, and her new home, filled with the joy of life and animation. A home with several children and active adults. But she has lived many traumatic episodes, and remains fearful.

The contact with the Bichon who is almost the same age as she is a real facilitator. Cuddles, strolls, meals, everything is done in duo, him ahead, protective, her behind withdrawn. And the more she acclimatizes, the more she lowers her guard. Two months after arriving, she begins to wag her tail to express her joy at the time of going out, and to bark nicely at the return from work the father of family. 

Pascale tells us: "We get to approach her more easily when our dog is sitting next to her and we caress her. At these moments, she accepts caresses, even on demand. She did not experience the affection of a family in her younger years, she was not used to being touched, caressed."

Given her behavioural problems, to help Colombe, One Voice has taken on a session with Dr. Nathalie Simon, who will help her feel better again.

Long live Colombe, far from the trauma of her youth, and congratulations to those loving animals, human or not, who helped her and still help her to gain confidence in herself and others.

We will be at the hearing of the court of Bergerac July 3rd to plead for an exemplary punishment for Mrs. A., having made life a nightmare for more than 180 sentient beings like Colombe and they are still struggling to recover today.

Julia Mothé
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Comments 32

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monique | Saturday 07 July 2018

j'espère que la justice fera correctement son travail parce que question lâcheté elle en tient une couche

Kat | Friday 06 July 2018

Merci, merci, mille fois merci pour tout ce que vous faites en faveur de tous ces êtres sans défense. Je suis de tout cœur avec vous dans vos combats

gispivoine | Friday 06 July 2018

bravo pour votre persévérance. Enfin des animaux sauvés - 1000 MERCIS

Martine | Friday 06 July 2018

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