• Germany's news in English
 

Neo-Nazi's cats caught in bills row

The Local · 16 Feb 2012, 16:34

Published: 16 Feb 2012 16:34 GMT+01:00

The felines have racked up a bill of €1,017.42 since being taken to the Zwickau animal shelter in November.

Beate Zschäpe handed the animals to neighbours shortly before she allegedly blew up a flat used by the neo-Nazi terrorists on November 4.

She – and the cats – had lived in the Saxon town with two other neo-Nazis forming the National Socialist Underground.

A couple of days later she handed herself in to police and has been in custody ever since. An investigation is being conducted into a string of ten murders her companions claimed to have carried out before one shot the other and them himself after they were caught having robbed a bank.

The cats cannot be re-homed as they officially belong to Zschäpe, animal shelter head Claudia Ruf told the Sächsische Zeitung. She said the police authority of south western Saxony paid the bills until November 11, but then said she should ask the federal police for payment.

The federal police have denied all responsibility, and it seems Ruf will have to try sue Zschäpe for the costs.

The paper said Ruf would not release the names of the cats, in an attempt to prevent neo-Nazis from trying to adopt them.

She said the federal police had visited to take photos of the animals, and saliva samples, although she did not say whether they had asked any questions.

The Local/hc

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Your comments about this article

19:36 February 16, 2012 by Bushdiver
That's a pretty high cost for two cats for not even 4 months They must be feeding them Cavier. I didn't see any mention of medical costs.. The cats are not Nazi's so what's the problem? They should be taken care of like any other animal at the shelter. Who gives a damn if other Neo Nazis wants to adopt them. Is everyone worried that they may become the next master race?
21:20 February 16, 2012 by Karl_Berlin
Good points Bushdiver, but I suspect this is just The Local passing off another piece of irrelevancy for newsworthiness.
02:18 February 17, 2012 by Tanskalainen
Hey, those cats aren't blonde! The one in the round box looks sort of Jewish.
09:25 February 17, 2012 by The-ex-pat
As a Neo-Nazi, all I can say is she chose her cats rather poorly.......

http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com ..........lol
11:10 February 17, 2012 by lucksi
@Bushdiver: Cats are already the master race. I didn't know that there is anyone to doubt that...

And they took pictures and saliva samples from the cats? Are there any open cases of rat/mouse murder? Did they poop onto the lawns of Jews? Did one of the neo-Nazis claim that his/her cat did the bombing and they want to do a DNA test? I'm sooo confused right now.
12:05 February 17, 2012 by kofiflay
@The-ex-pat lol, you are the best ha ha ha
12:18 February 17, 2012 by ColoSlim
@The-ex-pat, are you really? jk
18:57 February 17, 2012 by moshe rosen
All of these New Left Nazi's should pay for the upkeep. This is one of their own people. Let the New Left Light Brown Shirts take over all the payments becuase the NPD and the New Left people are one in the same. They both have the same motto: "Death to Jewish People.
20:21 February 17, 2012 by Drewsky
Amazing; neither of these cats look like Hitler ! You'd think these guys could have found some of those cats with the markings that resemble the mustache; they're actually very common. There are U-Tubes, etc. with these cats. (Absolutely humorless, these Nazis !)
20:30 February 17, 2012 by Englishted
@moshe rosen

It is about cats you looney .
22:44 February 17, 2012 by HBJager
Only in a RACIST antiDeutsch Matrix can such stories have any traction.
01:32 February 18, 2012 by soros
Bushdiver: Now Now... How do we KNOW those cats aren't Neo Nazis? How can we be sure? Let's not jump to conclusions until we have proof. There have been documented cases of neighbors living ordinary lives until one day one of them turns up a fascist, anarchist, pedophile, communist... Who knows these days.
05:14 February 19, 2012 by rwk
The ex-pat: obviously the cats are under-covers agents.

More seriously: these cats are innocent victims. So what if some friend of Zschaepe adopts them, they need to be cared for. She should do the right thing and let the poor animals flee to Argentina.
22:25 February 22, 2012 by ChaserOT
Watch the movie "White Dog." This might explain people reluctance around the neo-nazi cats.
Today's headlines
Germany's first mosque excavated near Berlin
Excavation of the mosque site outside Berlin. Photo: Freie Universität

Germany's first mosque excavated near Berlin

35 minutes ago

Archaeologists have excavated the remains of Germany's oldest mosque on the outskirts of Berlin, a team from the capital city's Free University (FU) announced on Monday.

Kiel scientists: MH370 search in wrong place
The Malaysia Airlines plane which disappeared on March 8th 2014. Photo: Laurent ERRERA / Wikimedia Commons.

Kiel scientists: MH370 search in wrong place

57 minutes ago

German scientists have challenged conventional wisdom on the crash site of the MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane missing since March 2014, suggesting the search is being conducted in the wrong place.

Five reasons to love Germany in autumn
What's not to love about the start of Lebkuchen season? Photo: DPA

Five reasons to love Germany in autumn

1 hour ago

September 1st may be the first day of autumn, but it's not all sad news for those living in Germany. Here are five reasons why we should welcome autumn with open arms.

Opinion
Studying in Germany left me down in the dumps
Students in a lecture theatre at Cologne University. Photo: DPA

Studying in Germany left me down in the dumps

2 hours ago

Finnish student Juuso Nisula moved to Cologne to study business administration, but found a catalogue of failings instead in the model of German educational efficiency he was expecting. He explains just what went wrong - and how to fix it - in an opinion piece republished by The Local.

Teen fined for sharing 13-year-old ex's sexts
Photo:DPA

Teen fined for sharing 13-year-old ex's sexts

3 hours ago

A court in Berlin has ordered a teenager to pay €500 in damages to his 13-year-old ex-girlfriend after sharing intimate pictures of her over WhatsApp, the girl's lawyer has revealed.

Migrant crisis
Munich police swamped with refugee donations
A woman working for Refugee Aid Munich (Flüchtlingshilfe München) hands a soft toy to a refugee child. Photo: DPA

Munich police swamped with refugee donations

10 hours ago

UPDATE: As over 1,000 refugees arrived in Munich from Hungary by train on Tuesday, police in the Bavarian capital said they were "overwhelmed" by the amount of food, water and other supplies donated by local people to those in need.

Löw backs Schweini after shaky United start
Bastian Schweinsteiger. Photo: DPA

Löw backs Schweini after shaky United start

4 hours ago

Germany coach Joachim Löw is backing Bastian Schweinsteiger to brush off his shaky start at Manchester United when he captains his country in Friday's key Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

Unemployment level stays at record low
Photo: DPA

Unemployment level stays at record low

5 hours ago

German unemployment remained at historically low levels in August as the recovery in Europe's biggest economy continued on track, data showed on Tuesday.

Bavarian minister uses n-word on live TV
Singer Roberto Blanco (left) and Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann (right). Photo: DPA:

Bavarian minister uses n-word on live TV

7 hours ago

Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann (CDU) has become the target of widespread outrage after calling singer Roberto Blanco a "wonderful negro" on live television - and failing to apologize when challenged on Tuesday morning.

Orang-utan shot after shocking zoo breakout
File photo: DPA

Orang-utan shot after shocking zoo breakout

9 hours ago

Zoo workers in Duisburg shot an orang-utan late on Monday evening after two of the apes escaped from their cage in the westerly city.

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS

Features
'Berlin is kind of like the best American city'
Features
How Brits in Germany are facing Brexit fears
Sport
German named 'arse bombing' world champ
Travel
Retiree finds parked car after three-week search
National
Ten ways Germany puts Britain to shame
Business & Money
German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves
Society
Is Germany now a nation of couch potatoes?
National
Half of Germans 'have had sex in their car'
Society
Deadly stew spooks home vegetable gardeners
Politics
The man who brought two Germanies together
Features
Where to get your culture fix in Cologne
Education
Fairytale world of Brothers Grimm brought to life
Rhineland
Thieves leave 1,000 open beers untasted
National
Way to some Germans' hearts is through their wallets
National
Germany's biggest challenge: European refugee crisis
Travel
Where to get your adrenaline pumping in Germany
Technology
Could thieves hack into luxury cars?
What to watch out for when snapping your lunch
National
German lefties through history
National
The fight over prostitution heats up
National
Merkel: migrants, not Greece, are the real challenge
Features
How I explained the Queen to the Germans
Education
Why Germany does 'back-to-school' traditions better
National
Germans are ‘not how foreigners think’
National
A mum and daughter reunite 70 years after WWII
Sport
Bra stops bullet in hunting mishap miracle
National
Cows trample German woman to death in Graubünden Alps
Business & Money
Start-up helps new Berliners short cut bureaucracy
National
The 1,000s of Germans massacred after the Second World War
Sport
Germany star scores own goal with PR gaffe
Features
'Women-only' parking: sensible or sexist?
Politics
Satire and reality blur in parody party's strife
National
13-year-old boy detained for trying to join Isis
Culture
Berlin restaurant serves up Greek Crisis Menu
Rhineland
Doctor on trial after woman wakes in morgue
Society
Six odd things Germans do in the summer
Society
Police bust kinky Bavarian couple over painful love-making
Politics
Merkel brings Palestinian girl to tears
Hamburg
Amateur archaeologist finds Nazi gold hoard
National
Could Merkel learn a lesson in love from this doppelganger?
Travel
Why you should stay in Germany for the summer holidays
Sport
German press tell Schweinsteiger 'good riddance'
National
Hamburg gets a bouncing 100kg baby girl
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

6,984
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd