Barntrup (dpa / lnw) - In the case of the cat run over by a patrol car, the Detmold public prosecutor's office has stopped the investigation. Killing the seriously injured animal that could no longer be saved is not a crime under the Animal Welfare Act, the authority said on Thursday. Anyone who kills a vertebrate without good reason is therefore liable to prosecution. This allegation did not exist here.
At the end of August, a road user discovered a seriously injured cat on the side of the road in Barntrup in the Lippe district and called the police. Because a shot from the service weapon seemed too dangerous at this point due to possible ricochets, the two officers decided to release the animal and run over it again. A veterinarian could not be reached quickly in the early morning at 6.30 a.m. A local resident reported the police.