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

Sadistic Cuevas dog killer charged

The Guardia Civil have charged the young man who sadistically stamped a pet dog to death with animal cruelty. F.F.R., 18 years old and resident in Cuevas del Almanzora, set his Alsatian on the pet dog of an 84 year old woman in front of her for amusement, and when his dog lost interest, proceeded to kick the small animal to death. According to witnesses, he also threatened to kill her if she interfered. A Continue reading Sadistic Cuevas dog killer charged

Local dog killer beats OAP’s pet to death in front of her

A 24 year old man in Cuevas has been arrested for beating his neighbours dog to death and then taunting the owner, an 84 year old woman, about how he killed the animal. The story is even worse than that, as the dog was her grand-daughters, who had very recently been killed in a car crash. The elderly woman had adopted the dog as “the only living memory I have of my grand daughter”. It Continue reading Local dog killer beats OAP’s pet to death in front of her

750 euro fine for letting your dog bark or foul the pavement

After a strong residents petition, the Madrid suburb of Pinto has passed a new bylaw meaning pet owners could be fined 750€ for letting their dog bark all night, roam free or not picking up their mess on the pavement. You can be fined up to 1,500 euros for not disposing of your dead pet responsibly (one imagines the good citizens of Pinto were not, up to now, in the habit of tossing their dead Continue reading 750 euro fine for letting your dog bark or foul the pavement

200 euro fine for bloke who threw dog at referee

The chap who famously threw a dog at a referee recently at a football match in Olula del Rio has been fined 200 euros by the local courts. He’s also agreed to cover the costs of the vet bills for the dog. As the dog wasn’t hurt, as witnessed by the vet, the Judge decided prosecution under animal protection laws wasn’t necessary, although witnesses said the animal was knocked unconscious by the fall of four Continue reading 200 euro fine for bloke who threw dog at referee

Man who threw dog at referee done for animal abuse and hooligalism

A fellow at a local footie match at Olula del Rio was so angry by the ref’s decision that he picked up a dog sitting quietly next to him and threw it at the ref when he came nearby. The dog, which was more startled than anything, quietly limped away, whilst its owner punched the aggressor in the face.

Mercadona killer dog food recalled by makers

Tunaliment, the makers of the “Mercadona killer dog food” which you may have heard about, has issued a product recall, one of the few I can remember actually seeing in the paper. (Page 2 of La Voz today, a large ad, and many other Spanish newspapers I understand). It seems that Compy dog food in brick format (cartons) is being recalled from 190 Mercadona stores in Albacete, Alicante, Murcia and Almería where it was being Continue reading Mercadona killer dog food recalled by makers