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Appenzell Ausserrhoden: Large contingent on the confiscation of 22 dogs – Insurance for Pets


A recalcitrant animal owner refused to the last to give up her dogs. Now the veterinary office has enforced the ban on keeping and breeding animals and transported the dogs away.

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A total of 22 dogs were confiscated.

Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden

The animals were confiscated in the Ausserrhoden Vorderland

KEYSTONE

The dogs were not neglected, says canton veterinarian Dr. Sascha Quaile to 20 minutes.

KEYSTONE

  • 22 dogs were removed from a woman by the veterinary office.
  • She had fought against the ban to the last.
  • She let the deadline pass for several months.
  • 15 employees of the veterinary office, vets, animal keepers and police officers were on duty.
  • The animals are given up for adoption.

A recalcitrant animal owner in the Ausserrhoder Vorderland resisted until the very end, but now the veterinary office has enforced the ban on keeping and breeding partial animals. The woman pulled the ban until the federal court, which confirmed the ban at the end of 2019. For several months she let the deadline pass before the veterinary office took action.

After a brief veterinary examination, 22 dogs were taken away and placed in « suitable places », as stated in a message from the Appenzell Ausserrhoden cantonal office. A total of 15 employees of the veterinary office, vets, animal keepers and police officers were on duty.

Only dogs and cats

It is the end of a long battle between the animal owner and the canton. « In recent years, controls have been carried out on the person again and again, and it has been decided to impose a ban on keeping and breeding animals, » says Dr. Sascha Quaile, canton veterinarian in both Appenzell. This order was drawn up to the federal court, where the ban was finally confirmed. “All instances have now been played through,” says Quaile.

According to the canton veterinarian, the dogs were not in a neglected condition. « The health of the animals was normal, only a few were injured, » said Quaile. The woman can now keep a defined number of pets. Cats and dogs are considered pets.