Lithuania's veterinary service receives over 250 reports on maltreatment of animals

  • 2020-09-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania's State Food and Veterinary Service has received over 250 reports about violations of conditions for keeping animals and has launched 12 investigations, the service reported on Tuesday.

Some 142 dogs and three cats have been taken from various allegedly illegal breeding facilities across the country since the end of last week. Reports include suspicions of illegal breeding, cruel treatment of animals, their torture, lack of care, improper keeping conditions, failure to provide veterinary assistance etc.

Specialists from the veterinary service, police officers, public figures and representatives of local authorities across Lithuania are carrying out checks on failure to provide care, mistreatment and alleged illegal activity.