A 70-year-old man living alone, surrounded by 70 dogs, 50 sheep and a few chickens. Earlier in the week of June 13, 2022, gendarmes of the Ressons-sur-Matz and Lassigny brigade went to the home of a resident of the village of Orvillers-Sorel, between Montdidier and Noyon, who suffered from Diogenes syndrome. .
This visit follows a check conducted by the director of the department for human protection (DDPP). Initially, investigators came from sheep, which is reported in numbers. Animals to be seen and smelled on the road.
When the police arrived, they discovered, in addition to the sheep, several dogs, living inside and outside the house. Buckets of dirt and urine bottles can add to this bad environment. People affected, like him, by Diogenes syndrome, ignore their personal and domestic hygiene and accumulate heterogeneous factors.
Three dog handlers are on the move
Kibble sacks were found in the house. ”
Animals are fed more or less compared to the number in the house, recalls David Dorigny, mayor and commander of the Ressons-sur-Matz brigade. The most worrying thing is their aggressiveness, which is linked to the impact of the package. They are on their own. They breed on their own. There are risks to inbreeding.
It took the intervention of three dog handlers over the course of half a day to catch them all and socialize them.
The man, born in the village of Orvillers-Sorel, lived alone for a long time, in the woods, surrounded by his animals, before returning to civilization and living in the family home, after the death of his mother. The man was very popular with his neighbors, who complained of the smell and accumulations in the garden. He was hospitalized once.
On this occasion, the mayor of the town, Francis Cormier, tried to contact him. ”
We helped him get the RSA and registered him at the solidarity grocery store. Her care is complicated because she doesn’t want to see anyone. We try to tell him it’s for his good.
In the town, news of the animals ’withdrawal quickly spread. One of the villagers remembers seeing him on Thursday: ”
He would buy kibble for his animals. They were not abused, I can attest to that. His sheep are very beautiful.
Placed in the SPA
As for these sheep, the man is placed under the supervision of the DDPP. In the following weeks, he must comply and declare himself a breeder in the Oise Chamber of Agriculture. He had to ring and vaccinate his sheep.
As for the other part of Noah’s Ark, thirty puppies and forty dogs were placed in three residences of the Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA), in three different departments. The Compiègne shelter has inherited about twenty dogs, all acceptable. Their presentation papers recall their complicated past in unclean homes: ”
Mimosa, griffon spaniel cross, is looking for a patient family willing to invest in her education (loneliness, cleanliness, walking on a leash, memory, etc.)
The old man kept with him six dogs, the oldest. “
Thus he will be able to take good care of those who are left.
“, hoped the mayor of the gendarmerie brigade of Ressons-sur-Matz. In front of his wooden door, we saw that the door was closed. According to the mayor, the man walked, riding in a car, probably looking for grass for his animals as he is accustomed to. ”
This control, it’s for his benefit, for the neighbors and my village
“, ended the selection.