The three-year-old Kazee, a Rottweiler, was shifted to the clinic of a veterinarian in Ernakulam.

Kavitha Pillais pet dog gets attached by ED Maneka Gandhi intervenesCourtesy: Kaumudi.com
news Animal Welfare Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 09:46

When Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials went to attach the house of Kavitha Pillai in Ernakulam on Thursday, they were confronted with an unusual situation - an empty house with a pet dog in the kennel.

Kavitha Pillai is an accused in the 2013 medical scam, accused of cheating many individuals of several crore of rupees, after promising medical seats.

According to reports, the ED officials had served a notice to Kavitha Pillai asking her to vacate her house in Kochi, but the officials found the dog locked in the kennel when they arrived.

ED officials then reportedly contacted the office of Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, who in turned directed Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to intervene in the matter.

TK Sajeev, president of SPCA told The News Minute that they were contacted by ED officials, the office of the union minister and AWBI officials to shift the dog to a shelter home.

Following this, the three-year-old Kazee, a Rottweiler, was shifted to the clinic of a veterinarian in Ernakulam. 

However, the single-master dog couldn’t have been sheltered at the home for long, for the department did not have the sufficient funds to meet the expenses. 

“There are some legal complications also in the case. We can give shelter and care for the dog at the home, at the instruction of the ED officials, but we are obliged to return the dog to Kavitha Pillai if she so demands. Therefore, Kavitha herself approached us on Saturday and now the ownership of the dog has been registered under her name,” Sajeev said. 

The dog will continue to be housed in the shelter until Kavitha Pillai makes necessary arrangements for it to be shifted to her new residence.

 

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