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Elderly fined €120,000 for dumping four newborn kittens in garbage bin

An elderly woman was fined with 120,000 euros administrative penalty by the police in Volos for dumping four new born kittens in a garbage bin.

She had put them in a tightly closed plastic bag which she threw to the bin near her home on Monday night.

The 75-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday morning, following a denouncement by a neighbor.

After her arrest and her testimony to the competent investigator, she was released on the condition that she appear once a month at the Volos Police Department, she was fined 1,500 euros plus 120,000 euros administrative fine – that is €30,000 per animal as provided by law.

According to the local website, the woman was found guilty of animal abuse in the form of torture and by the decision of the investigator and the public prosecutor, she was released.

The woman denied the accusation, claiming that she went to throw the garbage and she was not the one who threw the kittens in the bin.

However, the neighbor who made the complaint to the Police, insisted that the woman threw the bag with the newborns into the garbage bin.

The incident was reported by Volos Animal Welfare Group on Monday night, on Tuesday morning the Police were informed and the elderly woman was arrested.

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Police took the kittens to the Volos Police Department, until a volunteer from the animal welfare group picked them up.

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  1. If the elderly woman is the one who threw the poor kittens away, she will now have learned a lesson. It is cheaper to spade the mother cat! And the poor cat and her kittens would not have had to suffer!! WHEN will people understand that the spade and neutre program is good for the cats, the dogs and themselves…????

  2. As it Crete most areas have free neutering programs, I get 4 to 5 stray cats neutered every month, costs me nothing other than a little time but I guess its so much quicker to dump or poison them