SEVENTEEN hunting dogs were found dead on Friday at a dog raising establishment at the Aradippou industrial area.
According to the police, an Aradippou resident informed them on Thursday afternoon that a person who maintained a dog-raising establishment in the municipality’s industrial area had not shown up to feed or give water to the dogs for approximately three weeks.
Men from the Aradippou police station rushed to the scene, only to find dead and malnourished dogs.
Men from the CID and Aradippou municipality’s health and veterinary services were called to the scene on Friday and found 17 dead hunting dogs, and six more alive. Of these, four had been malnourished and two had been strays wandering outside the establishment’s fence.
The live dogs were taken in by a person who runs a dog shelter for medical care, while the dead dogs were buried by the Aradippou municipality’s veterinary services.
An arrest warrant was issued against the establishment’s owner, a 40-year-old man from Tsiakkillero, Larnaca, who was arrested and detained on Friday afternoon.
The man will be brought before the Larnaca District Court on Saturday for a remand order.