Police in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 25-year-old woman on a charge of cruelty to animals after she buried the carcasses of 13 cats in a park.
According to police, the suspect, Erika Takezawa, a resident of Asaka City, Saitama Prefecture, allegedly abused at least 13 cats that she kept at her previous apartment in Sagamihara City, Fuji TV reported. Police said Takezawa abused the cats in September and October last year, which resulted in their deaths. She then buried the carcasses in Matsugae Park.
Takezawa was previously questioned by police when the unsanitary conditions of her apartment became an issue. Takezawa’s residence was covered in cat feces and urine, but prior to her arrest, she told officers, “I visit the apartment once every three days to feed my cats.”
Police said Takezawa has admitted to burying the cats after they died but she insisted she never abused them.© Japan Today