Police arrested a priest for having shot two dogs. The arrest followed denouncement and official complaint by local animal welfare organizations. The 65-year old priest shot the two dogs in front of children.
According to the complaint, the priest shot at the dogs who had entered his home yard. He fired a targeted bullet at each dog, fatally injuring them.
Realizing that someone had called the police, the priest put the bodies of the animals in two sacks and transported them on his truck to an unknown area where he dumped them.
The dogs reportedly belonged to a shepherd had entered his home yard.
Police arrested the priest and confiscated his hunting rifle which he possessed legally.
Police found two cartridges near the spot of the incident in Ovria village, near Patras in northern Peloponnese.
Members of animal welfare organizations and volunteers are reportedly seeking the bodies of the two animals in the broaden area of the village.
The incident occurred on Sunday morning.
Police arrested the priest in the evening.
The priest is to be taken to prosecutor within the 48-hour flagrant procedure.
According latest information by private television broadcaster ANT1, the priest insists that he did not shot at the dogs and that at time time of the incident he was in the church.