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

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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Comments 23

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guila | Saturday 23 February 2019

Bravo pour le sauvetage de Jesko car les conditions de vie des chiens utilisés par les agents de sécurité est un vrai problème important puisque les agents de sécurité n'ont aucune compétence canine et bien souvent, aucun échange affectif avec leur animal qui est considéré comme un objet que l'on utilise pour le boulot et que l'on nourri de temps en temps quand on y pense! C'est une triste réalité mais qui est trop souvent réelle pour ces chiens que les agents de sécurité vont adoptés légalement dans les refuges !! IL faut instaurer un statut de protection pour ces chiens avec une véritable licence obligatoire de compétence et d'entretien de l'animal ainsi que des contrôles réguliers gérés pourquoi pas par les associations de protection et de défense animale ?

amie des animaux | Friday 22 February 2019

Ah oui, j'espère que ce bourreau aura la peine qu'il mérite pour maltraitance.
Encore une fois, très grand MERCI à l'excellent travail de One Voice.

Bridget | Friday 22 February 2019

Bravo one voice, j'admire ce que vous faites, grâce à vous je ne hais pas tous les hommes

ALAIN DARCHEZ | Friday 22 February 2019

il existe beaucoup d'êtres humains totalement irresponsables et presque autant de gens qui obéissent au précepte " rien voir, rien entendre et ne rien dire " - ces situations ne s'arrêteront pas et il faudra toujours compter sur les vrais humains pour venir en aide aux plus faibles en espérant que les pouvoirs politique et de la justice évolueront enfin pour ajuster les châtiments aux terribles maux que ces monstres engendrent sous le regard de l'égoïsme et de la lâcheté de ceux, nombreux, qui font les autruches -