Vaud: Sentenced, the owner of the dogs that allegedly killed a cat appeals

Accused of allowing her two kuvasz breed dogs to roam, allegedly killed a neighbor’s cat one evening in December 2020 on the Riviera, the owner of the canines appeared before Veveysan Court (VD) in late September after defying a criminal order. This 50-year-old was found guilty of violating the cantonal wildlife law and was recently fined 500 francs. Although she saw her financial penalty reduced by 1,000 francs, the latter appealed the sentence.

Contacted, his lawyer, who had declared himself acquitted, did not want to comment on this decision. As a reminder, the latter had argued that, in the criminal sense, his client, who had gone to great lengths to ensure that her property was watertight and secure, could not be imputed.

Because the two pointed dogs have histories. In 2018, they were implicated in killing another cat after attacking a person on his property. While in 2014 they had left the property’s garden to wander in the neighborhood before biting two police officers who intervened on the scene for no reason.

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