A bizarre situation happened yesterday in Almería city. Local police found a small pony abandoned in the city centre – and had to use a rubbish lorry to take it the pound. Residents of C/ Lopez Vega called the cops early Sunday morning after spotting the scared animal nosing for food. The local police managed to catch the animal, but had no way to take it to the local pound. The city has cancelled its Continue reading Small pony abandoned in Almería city centre
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
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 municipal dog pound of Velez Rubio has been “urgently” closed by the Mayor after a spot inspection by Seprona, the environmental police, found “appalling and inhumane” conditions at the place. Seprona has filed a criminal complaint against the town for the condition of the pound. Dogs were found to be ill treated, starving, dead and rotting animals in pens, some of which were being eaten by other starving dogs, and an abundance of parasitic Continue reading Municipal Dog Pound closed after environmental police damming report
Granada council has been ordered to pay €76.733 after it sold a mans Lamborghini for scrap. The error occurred after the Local Police towed a 140 Gallardo Lamborghini that was seized after being driven in a dangerous manner in 2010. It was taken to the municipal car deposit as evidence until the court case. After the court case was resolved in early 2011, the Judge ordered the return of the vehicle to its owner. However, Continue reading Granada must pay compensation for crushing a new Lamborghini
You’ll have read in the English language press (assuming you buy the Costa Almeria, and you live on the coast near a bar where they drop off the Euroweekly) that PAWS has joined a petition to “stop the slaughter” of cats in Almeria city. On its webpage PAWS says it has been contacted by some people who claim “The Ayuntamiento has already begun rounding up the helpless animals and is separating kittens from their mothers.” There is also Continue reading Almeria, stray cats and the petition to “stop the slaughter”…. not quite what it seems?
And so we wakes up to news that the UK is facing a hung parliament, and the possibility -watching a very tired Mandelson spar with Paxman about it now- of Brown hanging on via a LD coalition. Terrible news for Spain, as the pound plummets on the news – from 1.19 last night to just over 1.15 over night. Think it´s going to go back up in time for the holiday season?