Fish and lumps of meat with pills inside have been found near the children’s playground and in nearby bushes, and a local resident called Alex told me his pet dog was only saved by quick action after it collapsed after eating one two evenings ago.
Despite complaints to the townhall, no investigation has been carried out by the local police, and residents say Mayor Arturo doesn’t want to upset anyone with the local elections just weeks away, so prefers to let “sleeping dogs lie” (except they aren’t sleeping, they’ve been poisoned!).
Opposition councillor Martin Morales from SOMOS TURRE said he would have been surprised if Arturo had ordered an investigation. “Our Mayor is only interested in making sure nobody is upset by the police, which is why he has crippled them and won’t allow them to issue parking fines, control illegal rubbish tipping, prevent illegal construction or do anything to run this village properly” he told me. “I understand we have had similar situations in the past and he won’t allow the local police to do anything, instead referring residents to the Guardia Civil… who of course, point out that this is purely a local police matter. I suggest anyone whose pet is poisoned files a denuncia at the townhall to force action”.
So a warning to all dog and cat owners in Fuentemora. If your pet starts to choke or collapses, get them to a vet ASAP.