Dog breeder in Court for animal cruelty | Daily News

Dog breeder in Court for animal cruelty

A dog breeder and seller who mistreated the dogs he was rearing was released on surety bail.

The released suspect identified as Mohommed Rizni a resident of Kaldemulla was involved in the business of selling American Bulldogs. He was released on a surety bail of Rs.1 million each by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Nuwan Kaushalya yesterday.

The Magistrate released the five dogs on a bond of Rs.15,000.

 The Magistrate also ordered that the dogs be examined weekly by a veterinarian and a report be submitted to the court on the next hearing day.

An NGO had lodged a complaint with the Mount Lavinia Police on Monday alleging that five dogs had eaten the body parts of a dead bitch who had been fasting for nearly a week at a house in the Kaldemulla area in Moratuwa.

The suspect, who is in the business of selling dogs, had left the house after feeding the dogs with food enough for three days and had not returned home for seven days due to his busy schedule, police said.