Tracked by Telltale DNA

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes

On the 17th of April SEPRONA (Guardia Civil Environmental Branch) received news of a badly beaten pup that had been dumped in a rubbish hopper.

They had been tipped off by an animal protection association in Palma (Mallorca). They found the bitch pup hidden in a cloth bag within the rubbish container. They took it to a vet, suffering from head injuries.

Now, six months later a 20-year man has been charged with animal cruelty thanks to DNA and other clues: they found on internet an advert for the sale of a pup whose characteristics matched the mistreated dog. They tracked down the seller and purchaser, compared the DNA of a pup from the same litter as the one sold, with the DNA of the mistreated dog and they matched.

You’re nabbed, Sonny!

(News: Palma, Mallorca, Balearic Islands)

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