Almería city council has approved a by-law authorising fines of between €120 and €750 for owners of pets who foul public spaces. The measure is accompanied by a large advertising campaign which aims to educate pet owners upon their “civic responsibilities”. But opposition parties have criticised the move by the PP controlled council, which they say is irresponsible. Councillor Inés Plaza (PSOE) said: “I fear the council has abandoned any attempts to bring in a Continue reading Almería to fine pet owners who don’t pick up
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
A pet poisoner is believed to be at loose in the Fuentemora area of Turre (up above the cemetery) but local residents say the townhall won’t take action because of the forthcoming local elections!!! 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 Continue reading Townhall won’t act over Turre pet poisoner – pet owners beware
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
The municipal dog pound in Almería city has called for help from the townhall after a wave of thefts saw almost two dozen dogs vanish over the last couple of weeks. Occasional thefts of animals from the pound are nothing unusual say the management, but such a massive theft has prompted calls for the townhall to up security measures at the pound. The pound says that it’s not unusual for people to steal dangerous dogs Continue reading Almeria dog pound see waves of dog thefts
The nurse with Ebola in Madrid has issued a desperate plea along with her husband to prevent the health authorities destroying their beloved dog. Madrid had said that it’s possible the animal has Ebola – it is unknown if this is possible, although some studies suggest that canines may be able to transmit the virus. In any case, the husband of the nurse, who has gone into voluntary quarantine whilst his wife is being treated, Continue reading Don’t kill my dog pleads Ebola victim
The Basque city of Vitoria has voted in “savage” animal protection laws, which the city council claims are the strongest in Spain. However, donkey races and bullfighting are still permitted. The council claims that they have no powers to control these acts, and as such they have not attempted to exceed the limits of their powers. However, ex-councillor of Culture, Encina Serrano, told a newspaper that the townhall was simply too scared of the backlash Continue reading Vitoria enacts “savage” animal protection laws
Police confirm they have seized dozens of samples of pet and animal food to see if they contain remains of diseased animals or stray dogs, in a major national investigation, according to El Mundo newspaper. Seprona, the environmental arm of the Guardia Civil, has sent dozens of samples of commercial pet food to the Anfaco-Cecopesca laboratories in Vigo, Galicia, after a Judge received reports from an industry whistle-blower. Apparantly third party companies have been collecting Continue reading Petfood is being made with stray dogs and diseased sheep, say police in major investigation
Right now, for example, at 12:40 on a Tuesday morning, he is very busy…. posting pictures of his dog on Facebook. Now, I’m sure Luis Rogelio Rodríguez-Comendedor is very fond of his dog, which is a cute little fluffy thing, but doesn’t the Mayor of Almería city have anything better to be doing? (Here’s the dog, by the way. It’s wearing the Almería FC colours, in case you’re wondering).
Dr. Ellen Sobry has opened a new vetinary clinic in Turre, in Calle Juan Ramon Jimenez 39 (Local 3 – opposite Super Turre). Phone her on 626 171 999 or visit her at www.clinivet.eu. According to the boast on their website, they speak “English, Spanish, German, Flemish, French, and Dutch”.