Animal rights activist presses charges against veterinarian who saves animals from euthanasia

Animal rights activist presses charges against veterinarian who saves animals from euthanasia
Bagrat Agazhanov Photo: NTV

According to the activist, the veterinarian has repeatedly violated the law on the provision of paid medical services, and his actions violate Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Swindling”).

An animal rights activist in Chelyabinsk complained to the prosecutor about a local veterinarian, who does not euthanize pets at their owners’ request, saving them instead.

According to NTV, veterinarian Bagrat Agazhanov spends the money that the owners pay for euthanasia on food and medicine for the animals and finds new families for the pets.

Anna Razinova, the head of a law club of pet owners, does not agree with his approach. “Can anyone say it is a good thing? Personally, I do not want my cat to be in shelters, go from one owner to another. It should be up to me, not you, because it is not your cat or dog,” she said.

Razinova wrote a statement to the prosecutor against the veterinarian. According to her, the veterinarian has repeatedly violated the law on the provision of paid medical services, and his actions violate Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Swindling”).

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