Brittany: who shot these two dogs at point-blank range?

Cut and crippled, Aska now sees her masters with the eyes of the heart. © The Independent Courier

Arnaud and Josephine24, arrived at Laurenanon Cotes-d’Armorat the beginning of April 2022. The owners of a character house that they have renovated so much, they are enjoying the happy times in the countryside.

Parents of a little girl, two companion dogs complete their beautiful family: Daenerys (referring to Game of Thrones), female white Swiss shepherd, 5 years old, and Aska, Czechoslovakian wolf, one and a half year old male. For weeks, they interacted with the residents.

We know everyone here! We always have coffee with each other. Our dogs always greeted the neighbors, but they came back after a few minutes. They are well known and very sociable.

Arnaud and Josephine, owners of Aska and Daenerys
Laurenan’s happy time for Daenerys and Aska.
Time of joy for Daenerys and Aska. © The Independent Courier

Disappearance at the end of June

However, on June 30, 2022, around 2 p.m., there was no sign of the two animals. “We called them and they never came back,” the new Laurenean notes.

This loss is so uncommon, Arnaud and Joséphine announced it on social networks. Together with their neighbors, they began research in six days.

We bought drones, went door to door, put up posters in all the shops and places we used to go within a radius of 20 km. We started looking for dawn and stopped after dark. We tried everything!

Arnaud and Josephine, owners of Aska and Daenerys

And they are helped: “Rest is organized. People came to support us and participate in the research after their work, ”Arnaud said, touched.

Supported by Joséphine: “I took part in the research with my son on a whim. Sonia, the city councilor, supported me morally and physically. We could hardly eat during it. six days we have so much to worry about. I will go home to take care of our little girl, then I will go with her. We look for our dogs non -stop, on embankments, on moors, in sheds, everywhere. »

Finally, on Sunday, July 3, 2022, about 8 p.m., a the farmer contacted the couplereporting that he had found Aska.

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A point-blank shot of lead

As the two protagonists tell the story, Josephine looks at photos of her two dogs playing. He was overcome with emotion. Tears are flowing.

When we found Aska, she had a bloody head. He was haggard, disoriented as he even took pellets in his eyes.

Josephine, owner of Aska

The couple suspects there was a cat or fox attack. But Arnaud points out: “Dr Bourgeon, veterinarian on Merdrignacput the sinkers apparently with a radio. Thus, Aska became blind due to a deliberate act.

Arnaud and Josephine with Aska is a joy covered in Daenerys' shadow
Arnaud and Josephine with Aska: a joy covered in the shadow of Daenerys. And Aska’s eyes. © The Independent Courier

In addition, Arnaud, along with his friend Camille, a forester, discovered the dog’s lifeless body. Daenerys was probably dead within three days.

The larvae are already active. That was terrible. The coat hung from the bushes in a small bush and signs suggest that his body, after being shot, was dragged about thirty meters, then hidden in the bush.

Arnaud, owner of Daenerys

Daenerys was immediately taken to the same specialist who revealed the causes of her death: a point-blank lead dump of the heart and lungs. “How do we do this? »

Not the first case

Arnaud and Joséphine know a link to a situation that has long been evolving: “We are supported by the population because this is not the first time the area’s pets, dogs and cats have been killed. People did not comply because of the costs incurred.And other riders also wanted to avoid the area.Many people have told us that they bought a GPS collar for their dog.We hope the investigation is successful to find peace. this sector. »

A violent and illegal act

A INVESTIGATIONS currently continuing, led by the Merdrignac brigade (Côtes-d’Armor). “We want the culprit to be identified. We want a settlement so that Aska’s expenses and treatment are borne by the culprit, as well as the cost of Daenerys’ funeral, ”said the couple.

Pascal Rouxel, mayor of Laurenan, met with Arnaud and Joséphine to support them during these painful times.

What a pity to kill pet dogs! I myself have two large dogs. We love our animals. We were in the countryside and we lived well there. I want the guilty to be identified and punished by the law.

Pascal Rouxel, Mayor of Laurenan

This caliber of small pellets is strictly prohibited by legislation on large animals, especially pets.

The world of hunters was shocked

The president of the Laurenan hunting society, Cédric Leray, stated: “We will not allow such an act. We fight every day to remember and maintain security rules. We agree not to include the man when he goes out to hunt. »

Yvon Méhauté, president of the department of the Federation of Hunters, supported: “This work is unacceptable. We are in the process of setting up the SIA (weapons computerization system) in order hunters are identified by weapons which they own. Its purpose is to strengthen the safety, knowledge and responsibility of all. Generalize to 2023. We are waiting for the result of the gendarmerie investigation and become a civil party if hunting. »

A pot of leetchi was made to support Aska: https://www.leetchi.com/c/aider-aska.

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