Police in Tochigi Prefecture have arrested a man for mistreating his dogs, following repeated complaints from neighbors.
According to police, the man, who is in his 50s, was charged with cruelty to animals after eight dogs were found alongside a ton of feces and several partially-eaten dog corpses in a cage in his yard in Kaminokawa last week.
TV Asahi reported that local residents had complained about the smell of the cage, which the man failed to clean, many times over the last three years.
Police say the man is suspected of keeping the animals in a cage measuring just 1.3 meters wide and 1.4 meters high. He neglected to clean the kennel or to remove the corpses of dogs that had died, resulting in the other animals eating their remains, police said.© Japan Today