Woman Arrested over Dogs

ECO Abandoned Dogs AG20Seprona (Guardia Civil) arrested a 54-year-old woman in Albondón, after being tipped off by neighbours, for locking up her dogs lacking all basic necessities.

The Motril-based unit found the dogs which had been locked in during several months (since the beginning of the Lock Down) without food nor water and in lamentable hygienic conditions.

Outside the building, the police officers could hear weak barking coming from at least two dogs as well as the stench of putrefaction. Losing no time they used their radios to locate the owner, who resides in the village of Cádiar in the Alpujarra Granadina.

However, she refused to give the police permission to enter the building (a large shed), claiming that her two dogs were being kept in a better condition that most people are and lacked nothing. The next step was to urgently contact a magistrate for a search warrant, which was granted, so that they could legally enter.

With the assistance of a locksmith the police gained entrance only to find a heart-wrenching scene awaiting them: two skeletal dogs almost incapable of standing.

The area was invested with fleas and a full search of the building could not be carried out until they had been dealt with. Both dogs, medium-stature mongrels, had microchips.

An animal refuge association based on the coast took charge of the dogs after they received medical attention on the spot from a veterinary surgeon, according to whom the animals would not have lasted many more days in these conditions.

(News: Albondon, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  2 comments for “Woman Arrested over Dogs

  1. August 13, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    The Guardia Civil press release didn’t contain that information unfortunately.

    However, the most likely outcome will be that she gets a suspended sentence and barred from owning or working with animals for some time.

    Then again, as it happened over Lock Down and therefore, she was unable to leave Cádiar, she might be able to angle her defence that way. :-(

  2. John Dymond
    August 13, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Please reveal her name and address, unless she has been fined and put in Jail

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