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The rescue of Jesko, a security dog locked in a car

The rescue of Jesko, a security dog locked in a car

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On the morning of Friday February 1st, thanks to our hounding and our investigations day and night the police were able to proceed to the seizure of Jesko. This four-year-old dog had been tortured by a security guard who had kept him confined in the trunk of his car in a region of Paris. A rescue in line with the regulations by the Zoé Cell of One Voice!

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All winter in a chest to call for help

From morning until night in November, December and January, Jesko was locked in the boot of the car of a security guard who, it seemed, was using him for his work. The rest of the time, therefore, he was stored in a cage, like a tool in his box, the misty and dirty windows barely ajar at the back, under heaps of blankets and objects of all kinds. We couldn’t see him easily as the car was hidden. Some days only the muffled barking of his distress could be heard.

Our investigation to prove this abuse

After an investigation day and night, we discovered the extent of the situation that this dog had been suffering in since last summer. Sometimes invisible to the passers-by, locked up in a heap of mess, whatever the temperature. Sometimes spending the whole night by himself turning aimlessly around and around inside the car, deprived of a decent shelter. His life was complete loneliness, most of the time locked up in the darkness.

Without rescue, Jesko would have slowly died.

Following this investigation and our complaint for Jesko, the prosecutor allowed Carine, Nicolas, Elise and Erwan, the officers of the police brigade assigned to his case, to proceed to his seizure whilst he’s was being held in the car on Friday February 1st during the morning.    

In the trunk, neither water nor food. And in the cage, he could not even stand up. How could he move? Or to relieve oneself? Impossible. No love or warmth of human comfort were offered to him. A scenario of the worst was to be confirmed. Death was prowling around him, watching and waiting. The veterinarian noted his muscular atrophy; he was dehydrated and wasting away. A Malinois of his age in good health generally weighs 40 kilos. Jesko was barely more than half this weight.

Jesko is now in a shelter and the security guard is in custody.

He will never return to this "dog handler". Our Cell Zoe is assured of this. We are taking care of all the veterinary costs for Jesko and we collected him that afternoon, thanks to the agents who were very concerned about the fate of this unfortunate one who passed from home to home.

We also thank and congratulate the police and justice services that have allowed this rescue to take place under the best conditions. The offending man immediately spent the night in custody at theGrand Court of Créteil. The prosecution has already held against him crimes of serious abuse. His trial will be held on March 13th. We will do everything to ensure that he is sentenced to a lifetime ban on the possession of an animal.

A convalescence surrounded by attention

For the moment, Jesko's distress is palpable: he stares at the doors eager to get out of any enclosed space and throws himself on the water bowls. To be fully happy, he will need loving and caring people. We will bring to him all the necessary care.

Jesko is now waiting for a family in Loire-Atlantique, near to a veterinarian who will follow him for as long as he needs it (expenses fully supported by One Voice).

Julia Mothé
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sandrin | Sunday 03 March 2019

Pour un de sauvé combien encore qui vivent dans ces conditions. La ville de Paris recourt à des sociétés de vigiles avec chiens. J'en vois souvent des faméliques, des malingres, tenus en laisse courte par des vigiles. Je me sens impuissante. Il y a deux jours un chien dans une cage dans le coffre d'une voiture : je m'en suis inquiétée. Puis le vigile est arrivé. Est reparti en voiture. Vers où ? Oui légiférer sur ce problème ce serait bien, mais aussi intervenir auprès de la mairie : finalement ces chiens sont-ils bien nécessaires ? Et si oui, une ville comme Paris, ne pourrait-elle pas s'en préoccuper ? Ces vigiles considèrent ces chiens comme des outils de travail, de simples outils. Je comptais envoyer un courrier, je suis en train de le préparer. Une action collective ? une piste à me donner ? merci pour tout ce que vous faites.

Anne | Friday 01 March 2019

Bravo One Voice !

pimprenelle | Monday 25 February 2019

S'agissant de maltraitance animale lorsque le cas se présente dans une pétition sur mes opinions, je fais référence à l'excellent travail de la cellule Zoé.
Merci pour ce pauvre chien mais combien d'autres détenus par des agents de sécurité n'ayant aucune empathie pour leur animal considérant celui-ci comme un accessoire de travail au même titre que par ex sa lampe de poche...
tant que la PERSONNALITE JURIDIQUE DE L'ANIMAL ne sera pas reconnu DANS LE CODE PENAL il n'y aura pas de véritable avancée car l'animal n'a été reconnu comme être sensible QUE dans le CODE CIVIL.
ONE VOICE devrait lancer une pétition pour demander l'inscription DANS LE CODE PENAL de la PERSONNALITE JURIDIQUE DE L'ANIMAL.
Deux députés ont déjà posé la question (restée sans réponse) à l'Assemblée Nationale. Il s'agit du député Olivier FALORNI et de la députée Valérie GOMEZ-BASSAC AIDONS LES A OBTENIR CE STATUT JURIDIQUE.
Votre association est assez reconnue pour que vous puissiez faire une pétition dans ce sens qui débouchera peut être dans un proche avenir sur une loi. MERCI POUR LES ANIMAUX

claudelouis | Sunday 24 February 2019

Comme toujours et hélas, soit les juges n'aiment PAS les Animaux, soit "ils" n'ont pas de coeur pour juger ceux qui maltraitent les Animaux ...CAR CEUX-CI NE SONT PAS DES OBJETS ...NI DES "OUTILS" de travail pour cet individu