Animal welfare groups rescue live dogs and a goat wrapped in bags of corn from a car at the Asia Center

Five dogs and a goat were found wrapped in bags in a car parked in a shopping mall in Budapest. The animals were rescued and are now safe thanks to animal welfare organizations and the Noah Animal Shelter, while the driver was prosecuted for animal torture.

Security guards at a Budapest shopping center (Asia Center Mall) in the 15th district called the Budapest police headquarters at 5 p.m. on July 26 because they heard the squealing of bags on the trailer of a car about to leave the parking lot. Wrapped in sacks of corn and thrown into the open trailer, five 3-month-old dogs and a goat were found by police.

Authorities also informed animal rights activists, and immediately after the rescue, the animals began to cool them down, giving them water and food. Police also searched the car, which had several crumpled bags in its trunk, but no other animals were found. The first veterinary costs of the rescued animals were entirely covered by the Asia Center Mall.

Árpád N., 54, who was driving the car, was captured and taken to district police, while the animals were handed over to staff at the Noé Animal Shelter Foundation.

The man was questioned as a suspect on a well-founded suspicion of animal torture. The man admitted to committing the crime, but when questioned he did not testify or tell police where he wanted to take the animals packed in the bags of corn and what his plans were with them.

featured photo: Noah Animal Shelter

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