Pune woman locks up 3 cats, 1 dog with no food, water for 3 days; gets arrested - Hindustan Times
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Pune woman locks up 3 cats, 1 dog with no food, water for 3 days; gets arrested

Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande, Pune
Aug 03, 2017 02:16 PM IST

The arrested woman, Jennifer Denzel D’Souza, had three Persian cats and a St Bernard dog. She tied all these animals with a chain in her room between July 27 and July 30, and then changed her residence. One tortoise has also been found in the house of the accused.

A shocking case has come to the fore, wherein three cats and one dog were tied inside a house without food and water for three days. A case was filed at the Kondhwa police station in Pune.

Representative image.(HT PHOTO)
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When members of a housing society heard noises coming from a closed flat in Mohammadwadi area, they informed animal welfare associations in the city. It was found that animals were illegally tied inside the flat without food or water. The Kondhwa police then swung into action and arrested a woman in this case.

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The arrested woman, Jennifer Denzel D'Souza (26), resided in flat number A203 of the Ganga Kingston in Mohammadwadi. Vanita Asim Tandon (47) had filed the complaint with the Kondhwa police station, according to the Wildlife Protection Act. 

Residents of the housing society informed D’Souza about the hungry cats and dog through a phone call. However, no one from the family of the accused came to release the animals. 

According to the police, the sound of animals coming from the closed house made the complainant in the case, Vinita Tandon, inform an animal welfare association. When the association came, the entire case came to the fore. The arrested woman had three Persian cats and a St Bernard dog. She tied all these animals with a chain between July 27 and July 30, and then changed her residence.She shifted all her stuff but not the animals. One tortoise has also been found in the house of the accused. Police arrested the woman and the Kondhwa police are investigating the case further. The cats and dogs were released by the police. The tortoise was admitted to the Katraj Snake Park while the dog was handed over to an organisation based in Bhavani Peth. The cats were admitted to a Wagholi rearing centre.

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