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

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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 police report filed by a neighbor.

After her arrest and her testimony to the police 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 magnesianews.gr, 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.