This Wednesday evening, a man was arrested in Portel (Pas-de-Calais) after killing his cat by throwing it against a wall, reports BFMTV.
It was witnesses to the scene who alerted the police, specifies La Voix du Nord, which adds that the man hit the animal against the wall several times.
The alleged perpetrator of the violence, aged 27, according to the local daily, was known to animal protection services for "animal nuisance".
He would also be known to the police for facts related to narcotics, adds for his part BFMTV.
A complaint lodged
According to Nord Littoral, the man had fled, but he was finally arrested by a dozen police officers, then placed in police custody, where he was still on Thursday morning.
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A representative of the animal protection service Opale Capture was also present.
“It's totally shameful.
We filed a complaint on behalf of national animal protection associations,” explained Jérémie Marion, manager of Opale Capture, with Nord Littoral.
The mayor of Portel explained to the local newspaper that the alleged perpetrator of the violence lived with his mother, who has many cats.