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Man who dragged dog behind car found guilty

A 64-year-old man has been found guilty of killing his dog by tying it to a car and dragging it through the streets of Limassol on Christmas day in 2013, the Animal Party said on Thursday.

Sentencing is expected on February 20.

The man was found guilty of killing a dog, tying a dog to a moving vehicle, illegal use of a collar, negligence, assaulting police officers, and disobeying police orders.

The maximum penalty according to the law is a year imprisonment and a €2,500 fine, party chairman Kyriacos Kyriacou said.

“Even a six-month prison sentence is very important as it sends out a message to all citizens that they must be careful on how they treat their animals,” Kyriacou said.

The defendant had been arrested by police officers who were in pursuit after witnessing the horrific event of the Rottweiler being dragged behind a Land Rover.

“The Animal Party, which has been following the case since day one, has welcomed the court’s decision with cautious satisfaction …” the party said, pending sentencing.

Last week, the first ever ex parte decree for the removal of an animal from its owner has been issued by a Cypriot court, after reports of negligence.

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