Court finds couple guilty of animal cruelty after performing DIY dog operation | Inquirer News
Close  

Court finds couple guilty of animal cruelty after performing DIY dog operation

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 11:07 PM October 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 136 in Quezon City has found a couple guilty of animal cruelty for performing a do-it-yourself (DIY) Caesarian procedure on a dog that died after the operation.

The court said Jonathan and Evangeline Galguerra, who used a kitchen knife and scissors without anesthesia to conduct the operation, violated Section 6 of the Animal Welfare Act of 1998, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) said in a Facebook post.

ADVERTISEMENT

Section 6 of the law states that: “It is unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horsefights, kill or cause or procure to be tortured or deprived of adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat or use the same in research or experiments not expressly authorized by the Committee on Animal Welfare.”

PAWS said the couple was slapped with a fine of P36,000 and an arrest warrant was issued against Evangeline, who is at large.

FEATURED STORIES

“#JusticeForMamaDog has finally been served! The couple has been fined 36,000php, and there is an outstanding warrant against Evangeline Galguerra, who is currently at large. For any news or leads of her whereabouts, please get in touch with us at https://paws.org.ph/contact/,” read the statement.

Jonathan and Evangeline Galguerra have been found GUILTY for the violations committed from performing a DIY…

Posted by Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on Saturday, October 31, 2020

Aside from performing the irregular procedure, the couple also recorded their act on video and shared it on social media, which was later deleted. The controversial incident was reported on June 25, 2019.

The suspects also shared photos of the mutilated carcass of the dog as well as the poodle’s puppies.

RELATED STORY

PAWS files animal cruelty complaint vs couple behind DIY dog operation

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: animal cruelty case, DIY dog operation, PAWS, Philippine Animal Welfare Society
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.