Man faces prosecutor for attempting to drown puppies

A 46-year-old man faced a prosecutor in Alexandroupoli, northeastern Greece, on Thursday, accused of putting three puppies into a plastic bag and throwing them into the Tychero Lake in Evros.

Two of the puppies were rescued by passers-by but the third drowned.

The 46-year-old faces charges of violating laws designed to protect animals.

The Greek police released a statement noting that the abuse or poor treatment of animals, including hanging, drowning, burning, crushing, mutilating, and putting down without just cause are punishable offenses carrying financial penalties and jail terms.

The statement asked citizens to inform their local police precincts of such incidents.