No of course you can’t break into a car

The National Police have reminded people that if you break into a car to rescue an animal trapped in the sun, you’ll be done for vehicle theft. Their Twitter message comes in response to a popular bit of nonsense doing the rounds online which urges people who see an animal locked inside a car to take a photo, then break into the car to rescue the animal. According to the myth, the photo will protect Continue reading No of course you can’t break into a car

Local police rescue three suffering dogs from terraces

Local police in Viator rescued three suffering dogs from the terraces of two different apartments in the town last weekend. One of the dogs, which had no shade, was suffering from heatstroke and required attention from a vet to treat dehydration. It wouldn’t have survived the afternoon with the rescue. The other two were rescued before anything nasty happened to them.   Police were called after neighbours became concerned about the animals. The police were Continue reading Local police rescue three suffering dogs from terraces

Police release video showing dog throwing itself off balcony

The local police of Polinya have released a video showing a starving and thirsty dog throwing itself off a balcony to escape the hot summer sun. The terrified animal jumped before the fire brigade arrived to rescue it. Luckily it landed on an awning and survived, otherwise it would have died on the pavement below. Police, who are filing animal abuse charges against the owner, remind pet owners to never leave their animals on balcony’s, Continue reading Police release video showing dog throwing itself off balcony

Belgian shepherd kills owner in Murcia

A 70 year old man has been attacked and killed by his pet dog, a Belgian shepherd. The attack happened last night. Emergency services were alerted by a neighbour of the man, who reported hearing the sounds of a dog attack inside the home, but who couldn’t get inside because of the aggressive attitude of the animal. Local police broke into the home with the aid of the fire service and managed to restrain the Continue reading Belgian shepherd kills owner in Murcia

Adra to let dogs onto a beach

Dogs will be allowed on the beach and in the sea on Adra’s La Rana beach after the city council voted to change the regulations there. The regulations must still be changed and approved before the animals forbidden signs are taken down. Dogs will be allowed on the beach 24 hours a day throughout the off season and during certain hours of the day during peak season. Manuel Cortés said that this was a momentous Continue reading Adra to let dogs onto a beach

Locals save dogs locked in car, but they’re the ones in trouble with the law

Six residents of Almeria city saved two dogs from dying in a locked car yesterday afternoon, but they’re the ones in trouble with the law. The excitement started at around 3pm when a local man called José, according to local paper La Voz de Almería, was asked to call the local police by a youth who had spotted two dogs locked inside a car parked on the Rambla, the main Avenue in Almería. The car Continue reading Locals save dogs locked in car, but they’re the ones in trouble with the law

Boxer dog dies in hot car and another dog throws himself off roof to escape blistering heat

Two animals died in horrible circumstances due to the negligence of their owners in the hot weather. A police patrol spotted a dying dog in the back of a locked car yesterday and smashed the windows of the vehicle to get him out. However, 14 month old Fidji and  was too far gone and despite help from a local vets, the animal died of dehydration and internal organ failure. Its owners are two French tourists Continue reading Boxer dog dies in hot car and another dog throws himself off roof to escape blistering heat

Villages to get dogcatchers to reduce feral animals

Small villages across Almería will now have access to an official dog catcher paid for by the Diputación (county council) after a contract worth €60,000 was awarded this week to a local company for this service. Montaña del Sol Animal Service SL will now be in charge of catching and removing stray dogs from villages with fewer than 2,000 inhabitants.  The company will provide an emergency 24hour service for the capture of dangerous or hurt Continue reading Villages to get dogcatchers to reduce feral animals

All dogs banned from an urbanisation because one owner is scared of them

The Provincial Court of A Coruña (Galicia) has ordered that all dogs be banned from an urbanisation because one of the owners suffers from cynophobia (fear of dogs). The owner claims that he/she cannot be in the same building as a dog without suffering from trembling fears. Naturally enough, the rest of the community is up in arms about the decision. The cynophobe originally lost the case in the local courts, but appealed and the Continue reading All dogs banned from an urbanisation because one owner is scared of them

6 months jail for shooting neighbours’ dog

A man in Berja (the other side of Almería) has been sent down for six months (probably suspended) and fined €1023.55 for shooting a dog belonging to his neighbour. Poochie, a podenco, was shot in the head with a shotgun and lost an eye on the 19th of April 2013, as well as having a lot of other superficial injuries. R.V.E.R. was “irritated” by the barking of the dog, went over to the fence separating Continue reading 6 months jail for shooting neighbours’ dog