Explosion at Dordrecht Animal Ambulance; two animals killed
Two animals were killed in an explosion at the Animal Ambulance office in Dordrecht during the early hours of Saturday morning. The owner of the building called it a "failed attack" - she's been harassed on social media and over the phone for some time, she said to RTV Rijnmond.
Local residents heard a loud bang around 1:40 a.m. on Saturday. Twelve animals, including rabbits, birds and chinchillas, were in the building at the time. Two rabbits were killed. They probably died from shock, owner Hannie, who asked that her surname not be revealed, said to the broadcaster.
According to Hannie, the explosion was caused by a cobra firework stuck to the window. On Friday night, one of the Animal Ambulance's employees received a threatening voicemail. "There is a lot of hatred and envy in the animal world", she said to the broadcaster.
She expects that a partially failed rescue operation involving a number of birds is behind this incident. A few weeks ago a passerby took some unhatched eggs home with him and hatched them there. "We then replaced the chicks with the parents with the animal ambulance, but unfortunately that failed. That's when the negative and annoying reactions started on Facebook."
The police are investigating the incident.