The independent animalist association «Free!» offers a reward of 1,000 euros « for providing some evidence » to help find the culprit or guilty of abandonment of nine puppies on a mountain road on November 21 in La Coruña.
The puppies were found by a volunteer of the animal shelter «Apadan». “It is the same place where they had abandoned five others in a suitcase last spring, and the dogs found are very similar. Most likely they are children of the same mother, ”explained the shelter in a post on Facebook.
According to « Apadan », so far this year, « more than 100 abandoned puppies » have been collected. « This is exhausting and unsustainable, » they say.
Regarding the latter case, « any information that may be useful to find those responsible for abandoning these children can be sent to our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the association » Libera! « Undertakes to grant the economic reward [1.000 euros] if the information is achieved to undertake a process of law enforcement that seeks to end the « feeling of impunity » that lead not only to the crime of abandonment, but to reiterate it ».
The shelter, located in the municipality of Culleredo in Coruña, believes that «the mother of these puppies is almost certainly a female shepherd crossing who is constantly giving birth and lives almost safely in the area of Carral, Culleredo or Cambre».
Regarding puppies, four males and five females those that the protector has baptized with names of mushrooms, « which is what should be collected in the bush at this time and not puppies, » are prepared for adoption.
It should be remembered that the Criminal Code states that «he who abandons an animal […] in conditions that could endanger your life or integrity will be punished with a fine of 1 to 6 months». In addition, according to the autonomous community, you can add a large economic penalty. For example, in the Community of Madrid, the sanction for animal abandonment can reach 45,000 euros.
There are social issues in which we all agree to a lesser or greater extent; We want to live a responsible life and be respectful of others under the well-known motto « Our rights begin where those of others end. » But why don’t we apply this ethic when deciding to give an animal? «
Buying a future pet as if it were a toy is to continue ignoring the alarming situation in which the over 140,000 dogs and cats abandoned year after year in this country, according to the Abandonment and Adoption Study 2018, Affitnity Foundation. 40% of these animals have come to homes as a gift, most end up abandoned or mistreated. Meanwhile, the volunteers of the protectors face their difficult situation with impotence and demand a real change in social consciousness.
With the #NoSoyUnJuguete campaign that is launched during the months of November and December on Instagram, Vivadogs seeks raise awareness against animal abandonment that suffers a serious increase after the Christmas holidays; They ask to give with responsibility. In this campaign, Vivadogs, thanks to the collaboration with Zooplus, will convert every photo uploaded to Instagram with #NoSoyUnJuguete @vivadogs_es in food. Donations will be delivered to five protectors spread throughout Spain: Amigos del Perro, APAD, SOS Vitoria, Galgos & Podencos and Amibichos. Faces known as Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, Sofía Suescun, Sara Escudero, Víctor Palmero, Nuria Bermúdez or the influencers agency Idoly Agency have already participated in this initiative.
Vivadogs is a Madrid start-up dedicated to dog love that sends its members every month a select box full of the best and most original products: from dog champagne to the most innovative and chic shampoo on the market. A little less time ago they decided to open their hearts also to cats with: Vivacats, because we all ask ourselves that affectionate question: are you more of dogs or cats? A young, dynamic and passionate team by animals constantly seeks the most innovative products around the world.
Beyond the initiative of #NoSoyUnJueguete, this immense dedication to animals is in the DNA of the company. Vivadogs donate 15% of your benefit every month to different protectors, associations and shelters.
A 63-year-old man died in Germany after contracting a rare infection after receiving a lick of your dog. The case, which is not the first of its kind that describes the medical literature, has been published this month in the European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine.
Infections caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus bacteria, which is present in the gums of dogs and cats, are rare. The most serious and fatal s occur most frequently in patients with immunodeficiency, splenectomy or alcohol abuse, who have suffered a bite.
The medical team that treated this patient in Bremen describes how the man developed flu-like symptoms that resulted in severe sepsis and withering purple. It was discovered that he was infected with C. canimorsus without a bite injury and showed no immunodeficiency or any other typical predisposition. Despite intensive care, their conditions deteriorated and died of a multi-organ failure.
Doctors who have reported the case recommend pet owners with banal symptoms, for example, similar to those of the flu, to urgently seek medical advice when those symptoms begin to be unusual. From a medical point of view, they consider that Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection should be taken into account and start antibiotic treatment immediately in the presence of fulminant purple although there are no animal bites or immunodeficiency.
The Zamora Criminal Court , has condemned a man whose identity responds to the initials J.G.M. thirteen months in jail and to compensate the protective animal Scooby with 3,000 euros for mistreating 40 dogs in a ship located in San Pedro de la Nave-Almendra (Zamora).
The sentence also includes the disqualification of the right of passive suffrage of the convicted person, and the prohibition of the exercise of any profession, trade or trade related to the possession of animals during the next four years.
The events date back to 2016, when the now convicted moved to a ruined livestock ship located in San Pedro de la Nave-Almendra at least 40 dogs that I used illegally as realas and those that were kept locked up without hygienic-sanitary conditions of food or water, which put the integrity of the dogs at risk.
According to the proven facts, the facilities were in a precarious state and of total ruin, and were not suitable for any use. The roof was collapsed on the ground and among its rubble lived the dogs without supply of running water or light. In addition, the space was full of wood, iron, excrement, waste, waste and garbage on which the animals roamed and lived.
The civil Guard discovered the situation in which dogs lived in June 2018. On the ship, agents found 39 dogs alive and one deceased who was being eaten by the rest. According to the report, the dogs were subjected to very high temperatures, were dehydrated, malnourished and full of parasites. In addition, in another area of the building, four locked prey dogs and four puppies exposed to the sun appeared, without water or food.
The dogs were transferred to the facilities of the protective Scooby, located in Medina del Campo, where they have lived to date.
The Nature Protection Service (Seprona) of the Civil Guard He has rescued seven hunting dogs from a Penáguila farm (Alicante), whose owner had them in « bad » hygienic-sanitary conditions, according to a statement from the body.
When conducting the inspection with a veterinarian, agents were able to certify that the animals were packed with fleas and wounds. And even, one of them had an inguinal hernia.
They also did not have food or water within reach at the time of inspection and were tied with a short leash that barely let them lie down.
The enclosure where they were also presented « precarious conditions », because it lacked sufficient ventilation and lighting for dogs, says the press release.
The fact that had no water and sinks it increased the difficulties for washing and disinfecting the kennels, which led to the accumulation of animal depositions, according to the armed institute.
As for elementary health and documentary regulations, there were four of the seven unidentified dogs. In addition, neither vaccination nor deworming were up to date.
It has been agreed as a precautionary measure to intervene the seven dogs, which have been transferred to the facilities of the Animal Protection of Ibi (Alicante).
Likewise, the Seprona of the Civil Guard He has denounced the owner of the dogs, a 62-year-old man, for various violations of Law 4/94, of July 8, of the Generalitat Valenciana, on the Protection of Pets. Violations of this law are sanctioned with fines ranging from 30 to 18,000 euros, the statement said.
The press release reminds that the Civil Guard has launched the #YoSiPuedoContar campaign against animal abuse that allows reporting any such case or abandonment via telephone 062 or email email@example.com.
The Animal band, the first group of musicians who play only for and for animals, organizes the first concert for «Happily adopted dogs». It will be held on Thursday, November 28 at 1:30 p.m., in the Madrid headquarters of Restless Culture (Duque de Osuna Street, 8). A snack for dogs and their accompanying humans will be served. It is a new experiment of this peculiar formation, which seeks to show positively the effects of the adoption of abandoned animals, as well as rewarding dogs with a unique and rewarding sensory experience.
A jazz quartet – double bass, guitar, piano and saxophone – will experiment with sounds, rhythms and melodies to transmit endorphins to canids. There will be a special area with food and wifi to leave humans. In addition to the concert, pets can enjoy a photographic exhibition designed especially for dogs. Your accompanying humans can also enjoy another exhibition, especially for animal lovers and the Animal Band project, and a snack for dogs and people.
The initiative is altruistic, collective and open, counting so far with the collaboration of Cultura Inquieta, music festival and alternative art media, with more than 3 million followers on social networks, which offers its facilities and media in Madrid. Also by Marta González Novo, director of the radio program Hoy por Hoy Madrid of Cadena SER and promoter of the idea after having interviewed the band, who will be the Madrina of the extraordinary concert.
The Animal Band is an altruistic project that, in just three months, accumulates more than five thousand followers on Instagram. Their concerts for donkeys, cows, meerkats, penguins or horses They have caught the attention of media such as Clarín, SER, Telemadrid or Onda Cero.
The « Concert for Happily Adopted Dogs » has a limited capacity for 30 dogs. To sign up for free, you must write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passion for animals and previous experience in their care are the only requirements to be the perfect candidate for a dream job. The Silver Swan Search website has published an offer in which a couple is looking for a person to take care of two dogs of the Golden Retriever breed.
According to the announcement, the owners are a couple of international entrepreneurs whose work forces them to travel constantly, so they are outside the home. The worker can live in the mansion, which consists of six floors and is located in the London neighborhood of Knightsbridge.
« They need someone to keep abreast of the house while they come and go and have sole responsibility for the dogs in their absence, » says the publication.
Even if the task will be basically taking care of the two dogs and a short walk, it will also be the worker’s responsibility to clean the house daily, make the purchase, do laundry and also cook « simple » and « light » vegan food.
The selected candidate will charge between 35,000 and 37,000 eurosyear and his day would be from Monday to Friday. According to the announcement, applicants to obtain the position must pass the selection tests.
Small-breed dogs – popularly known as mini- are the favorites of many people. The main reason is that given its size pcan adapt to any home. They are also the races preferred by people of a certain age since they are easier to handle when walking.
However, if these races are not cared for and not in all cases, they may have a predisposition to suffer heart problems over the years. «Chihuahua, Yorkshire and the Maltese Bichon are three of the races that can suffer from such diseases if they do not have the proper care. Moreover, the Spaniel Cavalier King Charles is the breed that has a greater predisposition to suffer coronary heart disease, ”says Alexis Santana, veterinarian specializing in cardiology and practice manager at AniCura Albea Veterinary Hospital in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
« This is due, » adds the veterinarian, « to small-breed dogs are more susceptible to mitral valve disease. In fact, 85 percent of the consultations we receive in cardiology correspond to this disease ».
Keys to avoid heart problems
Low exercise tolerance level: Dogs with heart problems have a lower level of tolerance for physical activity. If we notice that our dog gets too tired during the walks, that he does not want to climb the stairs or asks us for help to get on the chair, it is convenient that we tell our veterinarian because he could suffer from heart disease.
Abnormal breathing: Through the breathing of our dog we can know if he suffers any heart problem. If breathing is accelerated, you have a cough or difficulty breathing, we should go to a veterinary office. These signs are usually more evident during the night.
The obesity: Overweight in dogs is an increasingly widespread problem and is one of the most important factors when developing cardiovascular disease.
Age: Heart problems usually appear in senior patients. That is, in dogs over eight years. Puppies can also suffer from such diseases, but their detection is much more complicated and only a veterinarian can make the proper diagnosis.
Fainting and bleeding: If our dog suffers from a heart problem and is in an advanced stage, he could suffer fainting. Our goal is to detect heart disease before reaching this stage, but if it has not been so, we must immediately go to the veterinarian.
Tips to consider
Finally, when giving some advice to maintain proper cardiovascular health in our pets, these are very similar to those recommended to humans: perform physical exercise on a regular basis, maintain a healthy diet with quality feed that include cereals and ingredients periodic veterinary reviews to detect any type of disease
The Spanish bought more pets in 2019 and adopted less in relation with the previous year and half of the pet owners admit to having paid for at least one of them, according to the Annual Study on Pets in Spain made public this Thursday by the company Tiendanimal.
The data collected from more than 2,400 surveys show that adoptions accounted for 49 percent of total pets acquired in 2019 by the Spanish, compared to 53 percent in 2018, while purchases accounted for 50 percent of the total in 2019, compared to 31 percent a year earlier.
The report details that between 2017 and 2019 there has been an increase of more than seven points in the economic amount for the care of pets, from 1,198 euros per pet per year to 1,282, an increase of 7.3 percent.
Of that figure, 839 euros correspond to food costs, 90 to accessories and toys and 352 to veterinary expenses, a fact that consolidates the trend towards the specialization of the pet market and the growing concern for their well-being.
Dogs remain the main pet in Spain, with a penetration of almost 90 percent among the owners interviewed and with a slight increase in the number of animals on average per household, from 1.4 dogs in 2018 to 1.8 in 2019, and mestizos remain the favorites versus race.
The report also reflects an increase in owners’ interest in the quality of products and services directed at their pets rather than other considerations. Like the price or the brand.
However, there is a decrease in veterinary expenditure, which in 2018 stood at 354 euros per year on average and in 2019 it has remained at 352, while 5 percent of respondents acknowledge that they have never taken their pet to the veterinarian.
Finally, 45 percent of the interviewees – the same percentage as in 2018 – acknowledge that they collaborate with at least one animal protection association in Spain, mainly through actions in social networks or the timely donation of money or product.
The Canine Unit of the Local Police of Alicante has released and rescued 36 mongrel dogs that they were crammed inside a fifty-meter house, located on the avenue of Pintor Gastón Castelló in Alicante, and that they presented a poor state of health.
The rescue operation was initiated by the Canine Unit of the Local Police and Animal Protection officials, following a complaint by an individual for the inconvenience caused by dogs, the noise of barking and smells, and warned that dogs never left home, as reported by the City of Alicante.
Police officers located the house, opened proceedings against the owner and received authorization to access the property, about fifty meters of surface, where they found 36 mongrel dogs of small and medium size, in unhealthy conditions, who moved to the Municipal Shelter for their attention by the veterinary service.
The animals had ocular ulcers for not doing the cleaning, allergic dermatitis with skin problems, extremely long nails, and even a dog had a fracture in the untreated leg, and they were extremely scary due to a bad socialization.
In addition, one of the females had to be operated because there was no certainty that she could carry the pregnancy to term and she attended two puppies of just five days who still had their eyes closed, have indicated the same sources.
The Councilor for Security in the City of Alicante, José Ramón González, has reported that dogs can be adopted and has called on citizens to « call the Local Police or 112 and report when they suspect or have indications that animals are being mistreated for an investigation to begin. »
« The complaints are decisive when it comes to detecting and ending animal abuse, which is a crime, » Gonzalez added.
Those who have four-legged pets know the satisfaction of getting home and that these animals are waiting anxiously to provide a pet after a long day’s work. They not only give sweetieThey also know when you suffer, when you are happy or need company. However, one study has shown that to the huge list of Benefits which brings a dog at home, adds one more: strengthen the relationship as a couple. « The animals, specifically dogs, which imply greater responsibility, build a step prior to that commitment that exists in a relationship », he says Nayara Malnero, expert psychologist in couple therapies.
This study, carried out by Rover.com, platform for pet sitters and walkers, has shown that having an animal friend strengthens the relationship of couples. According to the survey, 64% of Spanish couples say their relationship has been strengthened since they have dogs. In addition, 50% confirm that they spend more quality time together thanks to your partner. «Having a dog can be a previous step to having a child because we see how our partner is getting involved, how we share the tasks, how we commit ourselves. A dog is a small preliminary assessment that can be wonderful, and the couples that organize well for dog care are usually couples who organize well for other things, ”explains the psychologist.
Not all that glitters is gold
Not everything is sewing and singing and it can also be a litmus test for any relationship: it has been shown that having dogs at home has occasional contraindications … Apparently, one in ten people surveyed (10%) states that they have Less sex now that there is a new member in the family, especially because he shares a bed with them. «The dog sleeps with the owners or the dog replaces moments of intimacy. Rover allows us to have a dog, to take care of him, but not to take away certain moments of a couple. That quality time is reduced or that sexuality is reduced by having an animal at home is something we should not allow. It is important not to go from being a couple to being ‘daddy and mommy’ 24 hours a day, ”says Nayara Malnero, a couples expert.
What about millennials?
According to this study, 1 in 5 «millennials»(19%) have decided that their family should consist only of dogs and not children. Almost half say that having a pet means having a life together. In addition, they are the ones who decide to be « parents » before: one in four does so in the first year of relationship. «Millennials are deciding not having children but having a dog. This form of care can be reflected in something that is not as important dedication as a child, but dogs, ”says the couples psychologist. However, this is also source of conflict. Apparently, for millennials, having a pet can be a source of conflict. Almost a quarter of them (around 23%) confirm that their partners get jealous because they pay more attention to their dogs than to them. As they say, many of them « publish more photos of their dogs than their partners on social networks. »
The third edition of the Annual Study on Pets in Spain, carried out by Tentenimal, It was presented this Thursday with the data corresponding to 2019. It is the only study in Spain that presents a complete radiography of the sector. In addition, this report offers the main data on everything related to the world of domestic animals, the most common types of pets, care, how to relate to them, how and how much we consume in their maintenance, etc.
With over 2,400 responses collected, the report is divided into three large areas –General (pets in homes and pet owners), Veterinarians and Animal Protection Associations–, and shows the evolution and trends of this increasingly consolidated sector in our country.
One of the highlights of the report is that people who declare that at least one of their pets has come into their life or through purchase from a breeder (19%), or through purchase in a store (16% ) or through the purchase to an individual (15%) add up to 50%, while in 2018 these three groups represented 31% and in 2017 44%. In 2018, only adoptions accounted for 53% (in 2019 49%), so there is a detriment in this regard. However, adoption remains the main form of arrival of a pet in the home, followed by street collection, with 34% of the situations declared by the interviewees.
Increase maintenance expense
Regarding the expenditure and consumption of products and services for domestic animals, the Study has shown that, from 2017 to 2019, there has been an increase of more than seven points in the money spent on domestic animals; specifically, it has gone from 1,198 euros per pet per year to 1,282.18 in 2019, which represents a growth of 7.3%.
Of that figure, € 839.76 correspond to food expenses; € 90 to accessories and toys; Y € 352.42 to veterinary expenses. This data consolidates the trend already detected a few years ago regarding the super specialization of the pet market and the growing awareness of their well-being, translated into an increase also in the budget for domestic animals.
The first dogs on the list
The data of this edition of the Annual Study on Pets in Spain reveal that dogs remain the main pet in Spain, with a penetration of almost 90% among the owners interviewed and also with a slight increase in the number of dogs On average, from 1.4 dogs on average in each household to 1.8 in just one year. When asked what breeds their dogs are, they claim that 34% are mestizos and, among pure breeds, the most frequent are Yorkshire (6.1%) and Labrador (5.1%). In 39.8% of cases, dog owners answer that their dog is neither mongrel nor breed, using the option «Other»; probably a good part of this percentage is also about mestizos.
Quality above all
Within the super specialization that is taking place in this sector, the quality of products and services is a value that consumers are taking more into account: when buying food, when choosing a store to buy an accessory or when Choose a service with respect to another for a pet, the owners claim that quality is the factor that is most taken into account in the purchase decision, ahead of other considerations such as price or brand.
Decrease spending and visits to the veterinarian
Although the Spanish are investing more money in the general care of their pets, in this edition of the Study it has been detected that, both those responsible for animals and veterinarians, declare that the money allocated to veterinary services decreases: in 2018 the owners declared to spend 354 euros a year on this item compared to the 352 they claim to declare in 2019, and the veterinarians claimed that the owners spent 340 euros in their clinics in 2018 compared to 334 in 2019; This year has been the first time that both owners and veterinarians agree in this drop in spending on animal health professionals. In fact, the Spaniards also claim to take the veterinarian less and less to their pets; a worrying 5% declare never having taken it.
Increase investment in professional education
A slight increase in the recruitment of professional educators for pets has been perceived in this edition of the Study, from 20 to 23% of the share of owners who invest in them. In fact, 13% declare that their pet is not well educated and that the main problems derived from it are nervousness, little or no sociability or behavioral problems. It is important to emphasize that education is essential for living with pets and that many of the problems, whose most dramatic resolution is abandonment, can be solved with the help of professionals.
The Spaniards committed to the protectors
In the section dedicated to animal protection associations in Spain, regarding pet owners’ responses about their collaboration with them, a good level is maintained to get involved with protective associations, with 45% of those interviewed collaborating with the least one of them. As for the ways of collaborating, the support of actions in social networks and the timely donation of money or product are the main forms of collaboration, with results similar to 2018.
A 18,000 year old puppy It has baffled scientists: they don’t know if it’s a wolf or a dog. Dogor -which means «friend» in the Yakutia language-, as it has been baptized by its Russian discoverers, was found near Yakutsk, in eastern Siberia. Frozen in permafrost, it still retains its nose, fur and fangs noticeably intact.
Using carbon dating on the creature’s rib bone, experts from the Paleogenetic Center of Sweden were able to confirm that the specimen had been frozen for approximately 18 millennia. However, until now DNA tests have not been able to prove whether the animal was a dog or a wolf.
« It is usually relatively easy to tell the difference between the two, » he tells CNN David Stanton, researcher of the Paleogenetic Center.
We now have some news on the 18,000 year old #wolf or #dog puppy.
Genome analyses shows it’s a male. So we asked our Russian colleagues to name it …
Thus, the name of the puppy is Dogor!
Dogor is a Yakutian word for « friend », which seems very suitable. pic.twitter.com/epIz8mEpVW
– Center for Palaeogenetics (@CpgSthlm) November 25, 2019
In addition, it is the case that the period in which the canid is dated is «a very interesting moment in terms of evolution of wolves and dogs»: «We do not know exactly when the dogs were tamed, but it may have been around that time. We are interested in knowing if it is a dog or a wolf, or maybe be something halfway between the two« , it states.
When do we domesticate dogs?
It is believed that modern dogs were domesticated from wolves, but it is not clear when: in 2017, a study published in the journal « Nature Communications » found that modern dogs were domesticated from a single population of wolves ago. 20,000 to 40,000 years.
In contrast, a 2016 Oxford University study, published in the journal « Science », suggested that dogs were domesticated independently in two different places in the Paleolithic from gray wolves: once in Asia and once in Europe.
Researchers at the Paleogenetic Center explained through Twitter that genome analysis had revealed that the puppy was male. You will still have more tests to find out more about its origins.
Here is another amazing find from the Belaya Gora site!
Radiocarbon dating says it 18,000 years old.
Question: is it a #wolf cub, or possibly the oldest #dog ever found?
We are hoping to answer this by sequencing it’s genome (it has 43% endogenous DNA).
The dog influencer Pipper has visited this Wednesday Madridejos (Toledo) to present his new comic, along with the illustrator Ismael Cañadilla. This little character has become famous for going around Spain and promoting the dog friendly wherever I stepped.
On his visit to the town of Toledo, Pipper He has been able to visit the Saffron Museum which, from that same day, accepts tourists and visitors with educated dogs. It has also been received by students of the schools « Love of God » and « Garcilaso de la Vega », who have been made aware of how important is the care and education of your pet, so they can accompany them in their day a day.
The singular traveler is the protagonist of «The adventures of Pipper». A story that can be read by people of all ages and developed in museums, castles or restaurants visited by the dog. The purpose of this fun reading, in addition to the responsibility of having a pet to receive a good education and the integration of these animals, is end abandonments.
This story is written by the Pamplona Julia Julia Montejo and the journalist from San Pablo Pablo Muñoz Gabilondo (Pipper’s human). This volume was published in November and had a great reception in the bookstores of the country, so this week, the second edition will be released. The book is priced at 19.95 euros.
A court of Chantada (Lugo) has opened proceedings for the case of Alma, the battered dog in this municipality that is raising a wave of indignation. In a video that has gone viral a neighbor of the town appeared, later identified by the Civil Guard, that after hitting him shot her brutally. The dog, who just became a mother, died last Tuesday in a veterinary hospital in Lugo. Their puppies are in perfect condition and are already being taken care of by a host family.
Chantada’s neighbor, who is a hunter, faces multiple complaints. The Superior Prosecutor’s Office of Galicia has appeared as a public prosecution in the case. The shelter El Refugio, in Madrid, has also done so. Other entities such as Mundo Vivo or the animalist party Pacma have announced their decision to appear, as well as the College of Veterinarians of Lugo.
Through a statement, the shelter El Refugio explained that the hunter acknowledged before the Civil Guard to be the author of the shots. According to the report of the Civil Guard to which they have had access, about 12.15 hours on November 30, a patrol went to the national road 540, in that municipality of Lucía, after receiving a warning. Upon arrival, he identified the alleged perpetrator of the events, « a local neighbor » and two witnesses to what happened that day. According to the report, the man «admits in the presence of the agents that he shot the animal with a shotgun since appeared about fifteen days ago in the area and that, in addition, in a nearby shed of his property was a litter of puppies ».
Based on what has been collected in these proceedings, he maintains that the Civil Guard intervened the man «a Benelli brand shotgun from the trunk of his car», at the time that he was transferred to be investigated as alleged author of a crime of animal abuse. Regarding the witnesses of the events, he states that they told the Civil Guard that the man told them «I am a hunter» and «the dog is abandoned» as justification for having made the shot.
The Public Ministry has assured Ep that as long as the instruction is not completed, the writing will not be made with the possible penalties that the hunter may request. Against the author of the shots could also take legal action the Spanish Hunting Federation since what happened «threatens the principles of hunting and animal welfare». « We don’t want these images to relate to us, » they said.
From the Xunta they have explained that the veterinary clinic of Chantada to which they were transferred on Saturday confirmed that Alma’s puppies “did not present injuries” and that they “did not suffer abuse.” After what happened, they have recalled that the competence to act in cases of abandoned animals « correspond to the municipalities ». However, at the request of the City Council of Chantada, the Xunta on Tuesday supervised the transfer of the puppies « to an authorized animal shelter » where they were registered and registered. The dogs are already being cared for by a host family that collaborates with the center. « When they are older, they can be given up for adoption to different families as is usually done in cases of abandoned animals, » they added.
In relation to this case, the Animalist Association Libera has advanced that it will transfer to the different political groups with institutional representation in the City Council of Chantada, the Diputación de Lugo and the Parliament of Galicia a motion «With the aim of showing public revulsion for the terrible case of animal abuse resulting in death» in Chantada.
Animalists denounce that in Galicia there are « hundreds of cases of cruelty and abandonment that do not produce any sanction or conviction. » On the motion, they point out that the goal is for administrations to « be aware that it is a public problem, not just people concerned with animal welfare and NGOs. » In line with this, they ask, in addition to social awareness campaigns, that the Xunta de Galicia “be involved, as an accusation, in cases of abuse and neglect that reach the courts or that this initiative is ex officio whenever possible” . This entity also emphasizes that the Lugo Veterinary College announces its intention to also appear in relation to this case.
The viral video in which a Chantada hunter was seen brutally hitting and shooting this bitch last weekend has generated a stir in social networks and especially among the users of the most meaningful ones with the defense of animals . Among them, the journalist and writer Arturo Pérez Reverte, a recognized defender of animal welfare, who has hit this hunter hard, whose acts are being investigated by a court in this town of Lucía.
In his first publication on this subject, Pérez Reverte wondered if « there would be volunteers » to infringe the hunter the same damage and suffering that this had caused to the dog, who died hours later because of the wounds. More than ten thousand people have shared the writer’s tweet.
Would there be volunteers to do it to him? … I wonder. I just wonder. Https://t.co/e7Y6BOKMgQ
– Arturo Pérez-Reverte (@perezreverte) December 1, 2019
The next day, Arturo Pérez Reverte went a little further and held the laxity of the Spanish legislation responsible for this type of events continuing to occur.
Eighteen months (which he will not fulfill) can fall to this miserable one, at most. But the fault is not only yours. Also of the garbage of Spanish laws on animal welfare and that indifferent crowd, the politicians, who do nothing to harden them.https: //t.co/VnzMUPOKbv
– Arturo Pérez-Reverte (@perezreverte) December 3, 2019
«Eighteen months (which will not meet) you can fall to this miserable, at most», lamented the writer, who blamed « the scope of Spanish laws on animal welfare, and that indifferent crowd, politicians, who does nothing to harden them. »
In his statement before the Civil Guard, this neighbor of Chantada would have admitted “that he shot the animal with a shotgun since it appeared about fifteen days ago in the area and that, in addition, in a nearby shed of his property was a litter of puppies », As reported by the shelter El Refugio. The puppies are in perfect condition, attended by a host family.
Chantada’s neighbor, who is a hunter, faces multiple complaints. The Superior Prosecutor’s Office of Galicia has appeared as a public prosecution in the case. The shelter El Refugio, in Madrid, has also done so. Other entities such as Mundo Vivo or the animalist party Pacma have announced their decision to appear, as well as the College of Veterinarians of Lugo.
Surge of reactions
The outrage expressed by Pérez Reverte on the social network Twitter has not been the only one that has resonated these days. Crowds of familiar faces, from politics to cinema or television have spoken to denounce what happened and demand, through the change.org platform, that justice be done. So far they have more than 22,000 signatures. On the website of the Pacma animal party, the rubrics have exceeded 50,000 in just five days.
A « man » shot and dragged his dog in Chantada with a rope. « I shoot who gets out of the balls », and goes unpunished. Can you help me by signing here to not allow him or any similar scum to go unpunished? Thank you. https://t.co/bDJ7Zbwj14
– Andrés Suárez (@andressuareztwi) December 2, 2019
Help us to demand from the future Government of Spain a tightening of the Criminal Code for crimes of animal abuse. That cases like that of the Chantada savage, who shot and beaten his dog, are not unpunished. https://t.co/7IlaBVEuTd
– Anabel Alonso Oficia (@AnabelAlonso_of) December 2, 2019
This is an eyesore, this heinous abuser of a dog is a danger to society, Please sign and broadcast: //t.co/dmIipRJo9G
– Rosa Montero (@BrunaHusky) December 2, 2019
Alma dies, the dog battered by the Chantada hunter he shot, hit and dragged brutally because: « I can shoot shots to whoever gets me out of the balls » The prosecution should act against this heartless murderer. To prison! pic.twitter.com/z7U6BhApkQ
– José Zaragoza (@J_Zaragoza_) December 4, 2019
How the hell can you do something like that to your dog, bad guy? Who we have one know that they are unconditional and irreplaceable friends. Bad beast, fuck it. https://t.co/aBmK2Vr27a
– Antonio Naranjo (@AntonioRNaranjo) December 2, 2019
Among the tweeters who have spoken are the Ferrolano singer-songwriter Andrés Suárez, the actress Anabel Alonso, the journalist Antonio Naranjo or the socialist deputy José Zaragoza. Other familiar faces have chosen to retweet the messages of the Pacma, as for example did Dani Rovira, one of the public figures most committed to animal welfare.
Hunters who are poachers or those who kill and mistreat your dogs are going to eat the eggs from behind. (Tweet only for those mentioned)
(Alluded to: 1. adj. Said of a person or thing: That reference is made to it, without naming it)
For most of tail hunters, among which I include myself, charging is the final part of any successful hunting set. It is a mixture of emotions – anxiety, patience, joy, satisfaction, sensitivity – that, when executed effectively, raises the mood to any hunting dog lover. One of the best scenes of the hunter who raises and educates his dog comes when the puppy brings his first hunting piece in style. The « bring » is truly an essential episode in the hunting and training of the shotgun dog. It is the demonstration of the conjunction between discipline, submission of the dog and the authority of its owner. And, nevertheless, the difficult thing is not usually to obtain the realization of the gesture, but the fact of keeping the habit and practicing it with diligence and ease in any situation.
It’s in the dog hunter instinct Search and chase hunting pieces. Take hold of these dams and, in the form of natural behavior, even tear and eat them. However, the hunter’s coexistence with his dog, first classroom education and then in the field, convert that tandem into a rapport and hierarchical team where the hunter is the leader and the dog fulfills orders. Mandates always simple and assimilated in a positive environment, always rewarded with praise, caresses and treats. In the case of sample dogs or lifting dogs, the basic principle does not change: it is essential first of all that the dog blindly trusts its owner. This harmony is the basis for quickly and effectively executing the call, the « come here », a precondition for later undertaking the teaching of « bring it ». The puppy is raised in an environment of dependence on people They attend it. From the beginning you have to manage the food with socializing, affectionate and repetitive calls that attract attention and attract the puppy, or the litter. When the dog reaches four months he will individually learn the « come here », in closed spaces first and in open surfaces later. It is important that the puppy learn to accompany its owner, on a leash and without it, until the owner gives free rein. When you answer the call perfectly, diligently and bluntly, we can train you with complaints. In the same order: a runner without distraction, at the beginning. A space with visibility and isolation, when the claim is launched in open.
For hunting dogs It is better to wear gloves or soft claims in the first age. Harder claims inside lined with rabbit fur / hare in the second phase of training, to avoid hard mouths. Finally, let’s use dead hunting, that they smell it, know it and nibble it. Afterwards, the dog can go out and get used to the detonations and the collection with quail. In the delivery, the hunter covers the last three meters and goes out to meet his pupil. The whole process must be gradual, repetitive and without any punishment, only prizes. Repetition is the soul of teaching (S. Pons, 1956). The absence of prizes sanctions the ruling. Brief and fun sessions. The mouth of the hunting dog must be sacred and only the hunter must touch it. No toys, no pulls, even just syrups that avoid complicated pills. Some dogs charge because they like it and others do it out of obedience, hence the importance of trials. Always with the dog rested, to support us in the game. Always with the puppy with appetite, to reinforce with prize treats. The young dog gets to overcome his instincts of independence in the apprehension of pieces, in the game and in the recreation, until surrendering to the discipline of his human « boss ». A small miracle that the hunter manages to repeat day after day in the bush.
Man, through canine generations, has been shaping the submission of his predecessors; in return it protected them from hunger and inclement weather. It is the selection process of hunting dog, which has led some races to specialize in the collection of parts, even developing a mechanized instinct for capture and delivery. As the case of the retrievers, a set of breeds that the English used as a collection dog, without much initiative in the search, next to their sample dogs. The Anglo-Saxons have sought perfection in the recovery of pieces, which has led many labrador specimens to an eager and surprising desire to collect all kinds of objects, stones, sticks, balls … that in their urban version are meaningless, although in the eyeings they demonstrate its great utility.
We, the Spanish hunters, require the shotgun dog to charge, and it seems rejection that a sample dog does not. The specialization of the English and the contests have led many pointers to despise dead hunting. Although the sample or stop is the quintessence of dog hunting, the collection capacity essentially adorns the shotgun dog. It is unfortunate to be accompanied by a dog that does not vibrate, obey and exert itself before the sets with wounded parts. The Dr. Muñoz Seca (1951) left sentence: «If the dog does not take the hunt, for me it is a dog so defective that I do not want it. I prefer a medium-sized dog that charges well, to a wonderful dog that doesn’t bring; because apart from the hunt that is lost, it avoids a series of comings and goings and races that make the hunt less comfortable ».
The set of charges sometimes reaches a great emotion: Touched hares, turtles, patiquebrate rabbits. « Bringing » is not the same as « charging. » It is not the same to immediately bring dead or wounded hunting, often by sight, than to recover wounded pieces that exhaust their forces in slipping away. The selection of shotgun dogs has broken the barriers of selfish instinct, to facilitate the bringing and delivery. Although there are specimens and races that tend to have a hard mouth, like a curse for the hunter. On the other end are soft-spoken dogs, like my pachones, who love to bring, although some more children kill hunting badly when they are young. If the hunt is touched in the field, surgent need to combine winds and trail. Its ability to track allows the dog to hunt with wind at full speed, although this requires learning. To this famous V / R binomial, the victor dogs, bred for the competition, who fail when it comes to real hunting in which the hunter appreciates the charge more than the lift have renounced. At that moment of the shot with doubts is when the hunter must know how to help the dog. If he has faculties, putting him on the ball will be enough for the dog to hit the trail, without any mistakes to confuse him. If it only winds, the dog will suffer more to find the piece, you have to put it on the air with voice prompts and take the shot references or the point of demolition.
Payment conditions change with the day, with the terrain, with the humidity, with the wind, with the dogs that surround yours and their nesting, with the pieces of the hunter, with the confidence of the dog with the members of the gang … The response of the dogs The collection and the experience of breeding has led me to a multitude of experiences. I will end with anecdotes that I keep in my memory as hat collections in Navarre patches: the impressive ability for the double collection of Fernando Megía’s dog, Alajú Martín, with two rabbits, two pigeons … That hare in the Plains with my dog Alajú Mancha, who knew it leaded and appeared with her after many unforgettable minutes. The joys with which my dog Alajú Sumo presented me in the cold collection of several partridges for companions in Alarilla. The confident phlegm of Gabriel Ferret and his gangmates, who are able to wait sitting on a wall while their dogs charge with unusual security the partridges in the thick garriga of Mallorca.
The hell of Drogo ended the day when a group of volunteers rescued him wandering, with his leg broken, between the barracks of the conflictive Sector 6 of the Cañada Real. His owner had abandoned him with a wire tied to one of its extremities. For six months, this greyhound’s fear of any contact with the human being led him to flee from everything – and from everyone – for mere survival. Until one day he was hooked on a fence and his particular « rope » was about to cost him his death. « Such was the panic he had, that two people approached him to help him and Drogo pulled and pulled the wire until the leg was torn off, » says the president of the Animal Rescue Team (ERA) association, Susana Rubio, who, with the help of other colleagues, he was able to rescue him after six months of hard work.
Like Drogo, there are many animals in a situation of helplessness that now, with the beginning of dismantling of Sector 6, have blown all the alarms. After several meetings with the Madrid City Council (to which this area belongs entirely), the regional government, the Madrid Association of Pet Veterinarians (Amvac), Protectors and Project Canada (which focuses its rescue efforts in this long-lived market of the drug of the capital), the Commissioner of the Government of the Community of Madrid for the Cañada Real Galiana constituted last October a working table for animal protection.
In the first session, the commissioner’s sources explain, an action protocol has been established to safeguard its integrity in each of the undertaken relocations. « Through Project Canada we make an inventory of the animals that families have and study their casuistry, » they stress, in a work that includes Two boarding line: «We differentiate, on the one hand, those animals that cannot be carried, such as exotic or invasive species; and, on the other, those who would have the possibility of being transferred to their new homes ».
The choice of the latter corresponds to the outgoing inhabitants, that have the obligation to put the chip, vaccinate them, deworm them and, optionally, also sterilize them. « The animals that they host in their new homes are usually small dogs, » says Project Canada spokeswoman Isabel Sanz, aware that the so-called potentially dangerous dogs, cats, horses and other farm species, such as chickens, goats or Vietnamese pigs , should be referred to other spaces: «The City Council says it has no capacity to accommodate them, so it is we who are collecting all we can, who are looking for a residence (in the case of dogs) with the objective end of ending in family foster homes ».
In the case of farm animals, the so-called sanctuaries (outdoor places where they can remain indefinitely) represent the desired destination for the protectors. « We try to avoid at all costs that they end up being slaughtered in a slaughterhouse, » adds Sanz. For four years, two officially, Project Canada travels weekly Sector 6 next to a veterinarian so that families can bring their animals closer: « In all this time we have not managed to make people aware that the dog is a companion animal, instead of a surveillance instrument that can be discarded once they do not need it. »
For this reason, the work of social entities and mediating teams seems fundamental to make families aware that animals cannot be abandoned. « We are in talks with Proyecto Cañada and other protectors to carry out information campaigns and establish a second protocol of action in the face of these types of situations, » said the commissioner. Before moving to their new flats, the inhabitants of the Canada who leave with dogs, especially those potentially dangerous, receive a training course to facilitate the coexistence with the rest of neighbors. In these situations, they have to take the corresponding licenses and lower them to the street with the muzzle on and a belt of less than 2 meters.
For the most complex rescue operations, the Animal Rescue Team (ERA) works in continuous collaboration with Proyecto Cañada in order to prevent abandoned animals from starving or resulting from the wounds caused by some uncivil inhabitants. “In La Canada there is everything, people who take care of their animals and others who, when they no longer serve them, choose the option to leave them to their fate and even kill them,” says Susana Rubio, with the cruel experience of having witnessed heartbreaking scenes: « We have found dogs destroyed, hanged, with bullet shots … Cats that are used as targets, while some neighbors of the Canada have seen even the skeleton of a mutilated zebra. »
This team works with routines, that is, food primers that they place in the same place and at the same time to attract hungry animals and thus be able to capture them. There are many occasions, however, that this task requires effort and time. « We can spend whole nights waiting without luck for a copy to appear or that when we go to catch it, it will be terrified, » Rubio emphasizes. In these cases, they use a series of « traps » so that they end up entering large cages, previously placed.
Unlike Project Canada (which takes over 85 percent of the animals that save -the rest derive them-), ERA is only dedicated to rescue tasks, with Animals with a new course (Acunr) being the protector that hosts the largest number of species released by its team: «Luckily not We are the only ones who actively work in La Cañada, there are other associations and individuals with whom we have been collaborating closely for years: those of Proyecto Cañada and Acunr, La Luz animal, PPPeludos Adoptions Toledo, Baby-Face, Classy Chuchos, Fighting for PPPs, Life4Pitbulls, TAO Centro Canino, Terrican Adopta, Trapitos LaPi, Animalejos, Doganzo, Greyhounds of the Sun, Las Nieves, My Friend with 4 Legs … ». Anonymous heroes who offer a second chance to the most forgotten inhabitants of the Canada.
The Municipal Animal Protection services of the Alicante City Council have rescued eleven dogs of two underground containers of the Plaza de América and Devesa Street, located alive by personnel of the night shift of waste collection. The animals, however, present «Poor physical condition, thinness and dirt».
As reported by the session in a statement, the discovery was made early in the morning from Monday to Tuesday in two underground containers of Plaza de América and Calle Devesa.
Subsequently, they were referred to the Protectora Municipal de Alicante, where they have been evaluated by the center’s veterinarian and are undergoing sanitary treatments.
In order to obtain information that may be relevant in the investigation, the Local Police have requested citizen collaboration to locate and identify the person who has been able to carry out this act, typified as crime in the Criminal Code. That is why, anyone who can provide any data or evidence can go directly to the Local Police, 112 or the Animal Protection Department of the Department of Health of the City of Alicante.
The Councilor for Animal Health and Protection, Julia Llopis, has reported that dogs can be adopted and has called on citizens to « notify the Local Police or 112 and report when they suspect or have indications that animals are being mistreated for an investigation to begin. »
«Complaints are the first step in order to detect timely situations of animal abuse, which ultimately lead to situations like the one that occurred and that constitute a crime in themselves, ”he added.
Giving a dog is relatively easy, but keeping it not so much, especially for the pocket. And is that having a dog involves an average outlay of 1,250 euros per year, which translates into 105 euros per month, derived from the expenses of the veterinarian, food or hairdressing and hygiene, among other items, according to the analysis «My Pet in figures», Prepared by the Royal Canine Society of Spain (RSCE) on the occasion of the arrival of Christmas, the time of the year in which, for many, the star gift is a pet.
In fact, one in four Spaniards is considering giving a pet on these dates, according to data from the Affinity Foundation collected by the RSCE, which wants to raise awareness of the responsibilities and obligations, including economic ones, of having a dog. Not in vain, The third reason for abandoning these pets is the lack of purchasing power of the owners to assume the maintenance costs necessary to guarantee your well-being.
Specifically, taking a dog to the veterinarian, for periodic reviews, means an economic outlay of 200 euros on average per year, to which must be added extra visits for infections, breakages or diseases, which amount to about 100 euros per year of half. Further, you have to take into account periodic hygiene and the need to go to the hairdresser to cut your hair and keep it clean, cut the nails, etc., which translates into an average of 150 euros more per year.
Do not forget your diet, which must be adapted to the physical characteristics and the age of development of the dog, which is around 600 euros per year. Other additional expenses must also be taken into account, as training, education, residence or accessories It is also necessary to renew from time to time. These expenses are around 200 euros per year.
To all this we must add the initial cost of acquiring the « trousseau » of a dog (leashes, bed, feeders, etc.) at the time he arrives home, whose cost ranges between 200 and 350 euros. And, of course, the initial acquisition or disbursement price, which can range from zero euros for a gifted dog to an average of 750 euros for a puppy, through an average of 350 or 400 euros that must also be disbursed for adopting a dog
Therefore, when acquiring a dog, the RSCE insists on the importance of «throw numbers»To verify that it is an expense that the domestic economy can assume, for an average of 10 or 12 years and, regardless of how we want to acquire it, choose the dog that best suits our home, our family and lifestyle , both for their physical and personal characteristics.
The podium of the most popular dogs
The Royal Canine Society of Spain reminds that among the dogs that in all probability will be perfect candidates to become a Christmas gift are some of the pure breeds recognized for their marked personality, such as the German Shepherd, the Chihuahua or the Maltese Bichon, according to the Spanish Origins Book (LOE), where puppies born every year are registered.
The German Shepherd is still the breed dog par excellence and in which we Spaniards first think when we want to acquire or give away a pet, and not only in our country, but throughout the world. His personality and character make him the best companion dog: ideal for sports lovers since he is a very active animal, but with a personality suitable for the little ones or the elderly, since they have a very developed protective instinct.
However, the most demanded and gifted dogs on dates like Christmas they are those of races that adapt more to urban life, to apartments and mini-apartments that increasingly proliferate in our cities and adapt better to the pace of life of today’s families. Of all of them, the most desired are currently the Chihuahua thanks to its size, its personality and its ease of maintenance, followed by the Bichon Maltese which, to these characteristics, unites the attractiveness of its long, white and immaculate hair.
According to the president of the Royal Canine Society, Julián Hernández, «knowing our dog’s breed will make us provide adequate care so that he lives healthy and happy. Keeping a dog is something that must be valued very well before having one. It is a decision that should not be taken lightly, and less on these dates when we get carried away by the Christmas illusion, which is fleeting, and we do not notice that this companion animal is, forever and ever, a companion faithful and loyal to us who should not fail us ».
The Royal Canine Society of Spain (RSCE) has been watching since 1911 for the welfare and conservation of the most precious animal for man and turns its efforts to ensure that, specifically, dog breeds, anthropological, cultural and historical heritage, continue to fulfill the essential work that they have always done in our society: as a companion animal, rescue, protection, prevention or guide, among other functions.
A puppy at home – after long meditation – will bring many changes in the home. It is also essential to maintain a relaxed attitude to transmit it to the newcomer and prevent it from being stressed. One of the most recurring gifts is a puppy; But as we always say and do not get tired is that before incorporating an animal to the family nucleus and avoiding future problems is to seriously mediate the decision. We refer to the data and most of the dogs and cats abandoned in summer are those helpless puppies that came home as a Christmas gift. We must take into account how it will affect our daily lives, we must not forget that it is a member of the family. Make sure the home is right for him. Dogs – if they are well taken care of – are long-lived animals and can live up to 20 years… So, before adopting one, you have to be sure that throughout your life there will always be someone who can take care of it. It is essential to have time to devote to tasks such as: educating him, taking him for a walk, as well as being able to take care of him financially and making sure that all family members agree to incorporate the new member.
On many occasions when dogs suffer a abrupt change in their lives They usually go through a period of adaptation. It is what happens not only to puppies; but also to those animals collected from an adoption center. They can be shown insecure and introverted, this can last several days; but little by little they will begin to show their true « perronality. » During this time you have to give some freedom to smell the environment, know it and get accustomed To his new home. Once these days have passed, the true education of the animal begins. To face it as we say you have to arm yourself with patience, time and perseverance. Training can be a complicated task during which it is important to remember that reward should be given over punishment. The canine scientist Joke Monteny from the hand of Edgard & Cooper, has made a list with a series of tips that can help any pet owner understand, educate and see the clearest things when offering a proper education.
Teach him to do his needs: When a female dog gives birth, she is responsible for stimulating litter feces and cleaning them. The puppies it takes about four weeks to learn to do it for themselves, but they are not yet able to control where and when they need it, so you have to try to teach them from the start. It is important to choose a suitable and accessible place, in which the puppy feels safe and calm.
Establish a schedule of meals and walks: Dogs usually do their needs after eating or during the walk, so if you feed him and always walk at the same time you can calculate better when he will have to go to be aware of it.
Set a series of rules: that the dog must comply and that all family members will also have to follow to avoid giving contradictory lessons.
Reward him, there are two main techniques to train a dog; classical training and positive training. Joke Monteny recommends following the latter, which differs from the first in that it focuses on the positive acts that the dog does and neglects the punishments. They can be rewarded by dedicating some affectionate words or giving them a snack: bars, sandwiches and strips of beef jerky, each one created as a result of a different concept and situation. In addition, none of them contain cereals and are available in three flavors; duck and chicken, beef and lamb and chicken and beef. The snacks, for example, are designed for the training and education of the dog, thanks to their small size they are perfect to reward them for their good behavior. On the other hand, the cecina strips were thought with the aim of pampering them, showing them a little love or simply giving them a whim that they surely deserve. And finally the bars, ideal to always carry on them, rich in protein, for those times when the dog needs an extra dose of energy. If the puppy has many mistakes, it may be appropriate to change the method or approach and teach it in another way, it should also be taken into account that stress and anxiety can also hinder the learning process. Do not forget that it is a slow process and that each puppy is different, you have to arm yourself with patience, time and energy, the puppy will thank you.
And finally, the most important thing, have fun with him. If the dog notices that training is boring for its owner, he will probably adopt the same attitude. Education and training involve moments that unite the dog with its owner and reinforce the bond between them, it is important to take advantage of them and enjoy the moment and time with the dog.
The Civil Guard has detained D.O.U, 28, a few days ago as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of animal abuse and five dogs have been seized due to the poor state of health and injuries they presented for what they have required optional assistance.
Last July, this Command reported the result of the «Chenlibur» operation and the detention of a dog breeder located in the Odra-Pisuerga region as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of animal abuse, for failure to provide the necessary care to several dogs on his property.
The SNature Protection Service of the Civil Guard (Seprona) then inspected the authorized hatchery for 75 dogs, verifying generalized dirt, accumulated depositions, traces of food on the ground and a pest of parasites; rubble and construction material, poor and dangerous facilities without shade and shelter.
The animals, 97 adults and 50 puppies, then lived together overcrowded, poorly fed and under extreme dirt and some suffered severe diseases due to negligence in their care and lack of veterinary attention.
After this, last November and in compliance with the order issued by the Court of Instruction Number 2 of Burgos, the Seprona directed an inspection to the facilities to verify the state in which they were and the health of the dogs that They were there.
Four months after the summer visit, little had improved and varied in the complex, when checking that new animals were sick and had wounds.
Hardly any major works or reforms had been undertaken with importance in relation to animal welfare or that significantly improved the general condition of the hatchery.
As a result two adult doberman, a puppy of the same breed, a boxer dog and a dalmatian puppy have been seized. The lousy health of these specimens made him fear for his life; For weeks they have received veterinary attention, as they showed severe pictures of dehydration, extreme thinness, wounds from fights and abrasions with sharp metal objects that had not been treated.
When an evident negligence in his care and omission of optional treatment is demonstrated, after the corresponding veterinary report, D.O.U. He has been arrested as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of animal abuse.
A line of investigation has been opened when medicines exclusively administered to veterinarians are found in the hatchery, purchased irregularly from a veterinary commercial.
The Seprona has requested the corresponding Court to withdraw the property of 124 dogs, in addition to the disqualification of this person for the exercise of profession, trade or trade that is related to animals, the closure of the installation and the revocation of the environmental license granted.
The proceedings have been delivered in the Courts of the capital.
This Sunday in the outer square of Bioparc Valencia and presented by the journalist Carolina Ferre, the Pre-Christmas Parade has taken place to adopt an abandoned dog Organized by the Bioparc Foundation and the AUPA protector.
Numerous audiences have witnessed this unique doggy « catwalk » in which an atmosphere of love and respect for animals was breathed and some families have made the decision to commit to the animal welfare of an abandoned dog. Dogs like Argo, the protagonist of the poster of this edition, Ivan, Liberty, Loren or Messi went out with their new human « pack » to their new home. Others like Dingo, Salome, Paloma or Patch had already been adopted before the parade. Many « happy endings » who have united these noble animals with their new families for life.
It is worth mentioning the emotional aspects of some of the adoptions, such as the case of Nero who, after spending 9 of his 10 years in the shelter, today was his big day. Argo who, with less than two years, has already suffered two dropouts and was happy with his cheerful family. Or Mint, who came to the frightened and paralyzed protector on a part of the face and has been adopted by a family that already has other dogs and experience in similar cases. In addition, several dogs will be adopted the next few days, after the necessary reflection and conformity of all household members, as it must be orA consensus decision that involves many obligations and, likewise, great satisfactions.
In this beautiful morning there have been many moments of emotion, with those «Crosses of looks» who have stolen the heart of the people who have assumed the responsibility of adopting a dog and who were happy with their new « partner », knowing that it is already one of the house. Living with a dog transforms our vision towards the animal world, to love and respect it. They are generous, faithful and unconditional and never betray us. Therefore, it is very important to raise awareness that animals should not be given away as if they were objects and then abandoned.
This solidarity event born more than 7 years ago from two organizations committed to animal welfare AUPA (Adopt An Abandoned Dog) and BIOPARC Foundation. Since then, in each edition, volunteers from the shelter, people interested in adopting and families that have taken the step for years to come together, draw attention to the responsibility of having a companion animal and emphasize that adopting a dog and giving it That « second chance » and a home for life, is the best gift to make on these dates, as long as it is a completely thoughtful and consistent decision.
Being able to enter a bus or a bar with a dog and fines of up to 60,000 euros are some of the novelties which will include the new Animal Welfare Law that Castilla-La Mancha will have as of 2020. It will be then, as Tuesday announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Francisco Martínez Arroyo, in the press conference following the Governing Council, That this draft bill has been taken into consideration, which will now reach the Advisory Council to later return to the executive body of the autonomous community and be definitively approved in the first months of next year.
As the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development recalled, his team has been working on the development of this regulation for years, but it was in 2017 when he received a great boost. As a result of the participation and consensus of several groups involved in this matter, a text has been improved that, in his opinion, «is at the forefront and makes us very proud because it makes the Castilian-Muslim society one of the most advanced because it protects and cares for animals».
Martínez Arroyo reported that the new Animal Welfare Law will include two basic principles: on the one hand, « consider animals as sentient or sensitive beings, not as things or goods for the first time, » since the 1991 law, which carries 29 years in force, I did not consider them that way. And, on the other hand, it affects everyone, and not only domestic ones, excluding animals that have specific regulations, such as those of livestock farms, which are governed by European regulations, and wildlife and animal species in bullfighting shows and zoos, which have state regulations.
News and prohibitions
Among the novelties that appear in these regulations, the counselor pointed out the simplification in animal identification, so that a single record will be created – there are now two – that will be managed by the Council of Veterinary Colleges of Castilla-La Mancha, and the regulation of zoological nuclei, which will specifically require its workers to have training in animal welfare.
Likewise, the law will give importance to the dissemination, information and education in animal welfare with awareness campaigns, among other issues, about the compulsive purchase of domestic animals, the consequences of unwanted reproduction, sterilization, abandonment, abuse or possession of wild animals. And, in addition, it contemplates the creation of an Advisory Council of Animal Welfare and Protection that will evaluate the application of the law.
Martínez Arroyo also pointed out that the law prohibits some activities such as dog fights, roosters or any other animals that were not expressly prohibited, the presence of wild wild animals in circuses, the use of animals tied at fairground attractions, the exhibition with commercial purposes, aesthetic mutilations and has remarked that the purpose is the «zero sacrifice».
In addition, the new regulations will facilitate the access of animals to buildings and public establishments in general, unless the premises consider otherwise and request it and indicate it at the entrance to it. The sanctions in force of the 1991 law will also be updated, so that the maximum amount that was set at 6,000 euros is multiplied by 10 to 60,000 euros, while changing the type of sanctions, serious and very serious, for the actions of animal abuse.
The riverside town warms up engines to host, this weekend, the Mushing regional championship on land. It is a sports modality in which, around 80 runners from different points of the region, Madrid and Galicia, they will run on foot with a dog tied to the corridor, bicycle and skate with two dogs or three or four wheel vehicle (cars) with four dogs that simulate the sleds although on land, as the organizers have assured during the presentation, this Wednesday, at the headquarters of the Diputación de Valladolid.
The circuit develops entirely in pinewood, almost 85% of the route is developed by soft dirt roads, the rest is developed in compacted roads.
Are dogs cold? Should we take action when the cold winter comes? In the image and likeness of humans the dogs also suffer with the arrival of the low temperatures, although it does not affect them in the same way depending on race, age, coat and health status. Puppies, old age and small breeds They are those specimens who are most affected. Also, obviously to those who have short hair.
The low temperatures and the inclement weather of the winter season sometimes It is a problem for dogs. In the same way that humans take precautions, our pets should not be exempt from this care. With the exception of some breeds, most dogs suffer the consequences of winter just like their human colleagues.
So that winter affects both small and large to the smallest extent, we offer five tips to keep in mind:
A visit to the veterinarian
It is the first step to follow with the arrival of autumn. It is essential that the veterinarian perform a review of the dog to avoid any problem with falling temperatures, since in many cases these They lead to a fall in defenses.
While it is true that it is important to carry a control of vaccines throughout the year, In winter it is especially relevant since the cold can cause major health problems in many animals.
Do you need a coat?
It is important to know when a dog is suffering from low temperatures; Tremors are one of the easiest signs to detect in most races. Some need an extra coat layer that their own fur does not facilitate.
In the event that the dog spends most of the time outside the house it is important ensure that it is well protected, isolating it from moisture, The rain and the cold. But our advice is that in these times of cold it is inside the house.
On the walk
Should be avoid the hours when the cold is more intense, and in case it rains it is important to always have a raincoat on hand to prevent the dog from getting wet and suffering future hypothermias.
It is essential when preparing for winter, a nutritious, balanced and good quality diet It will prevent the dog from getting sick. We must also bear in mind that in winter many dogs decrease their activity and, in certain cases, their food must be adapted to this time of year.
Nowadays there is a wide variety of dry and wet feed They help our dogs to fight the cold in a delicious, attractive way and, most importantly, healthy.
Omega 3, the great ally
Edgard & Cooper proposes to fight the cold with a series of feed rich in Omega 3. Although many associate dog food only with meat, fish can be the great ally during winter, since it will provide them with nutrients, vitamins and minerals, in addition to an increase in their levels of Omega 3 amino acids in the body, so It will improve your joints, strengthen your immune system and will bring shine and health to your skin and fur.
Foods made with fish are easier to digest and lower cholesterol, since they are lower in saturated fat. For this same reason, they are also especially recommended for dogs that need to lose weight.
For the coolest
They exist in the market a wide range of mattresses, mattresses, cribs and ideal beds for animals who like to sleep stretched (literally on a loose leg) or also models to rest curled up. There are different shapes and textures, to adapt to any position and provide comfort and warmth at bedtime.
In these cold months, Cots are the best alternative to be picked up and also, its padded edge protects from air and cold. In Tiendaanimal you can find a wide variety (from € 29.95 approx) depending on the size. In Amazon.es you can find Riogoo. Is about an electric heating pad for dogs with automatic shutdown (€ 24.99 approx.).
We have another proposal with OneBarleycorn. Is about a thermal blanket for cats or dogs. Without electricity and batteries. (€ 12.99 approx.). Finally, there is the Toozey: Electric Blanket for Dogs and Cats Inside, Adjustable and with timer. It is ideal for puppies, newborns and elderly dogs. (€ 26.99 approx.).
During the last hours they have appeared in the neighborhood of Zabalgana A series of posters with an alarming message: « If your dog falls where he shouldn’t, he still eats what he doesn’t want ». This is what the papers that have been placed on the trunks of some trees together with bags with poisoned meat around it. The authors of this action are still unknown.
Labastida or Reina Sofía streets are some of the points in the neighborhood where these posters have been placed. Since Zabalgana Batuz, its president Zuriñe Lago, says that they had already received complaints about dog droppings that were not collected but consider this action as Very dangerous for both dogs and children.
“If a dog does his needs, the owner has to pick him up, but I don’t think it is an adequate way to say punish the owners of the dogs that do not, put poisoned meat so that the dog dies. It is not the way to educate or ask for education, ”said Zuriñe Lago.
From the ApaSOS Association have also alerted of this situation and say that it is an act that is usually repeated and do not understand it. Luis, one of his volunteers, describes him as irrational hooliganism: “It’s a total contradiction. Dog owners have to take responsibility for everything that has to do with our animals and be careful. But, to apply to this behavior a response as abrupt and as radical as this, because we do not understand it, is irrational. ”
A four-year-old boy was transferred to Son Espases this Sunday after suffering a dog bite at the roundabout in Es Garrovers, in Marratxí.
As reported by the Urgent Health Care Service (SAMU) 061 this Sunday in a press release, the parents have been the ones who have given the alert at 13:56 hours that a child has suffered injuries of different consideration and size in scalp, neck and face for bites of dog.
After receiving the notice, an advanced life support ambulance of 061 and the Local Police of Marratxí have been moved to the house. After assisting the child and stabilizing him, the ambulance has transferred the child to the Son Espases University Hospital.
(CNN) – Cats may be known to have nine lives, but some dogs are also quite lucky.
A dog named Dani, found on the side of an Ohio road with her mouth closed with tape and her neck cut, is doing well, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
“We will not tolerate this period of actions. Neither now nor ever, ”said Sheriff Richard Jones in a tweet on Friday.
Dani was found on August 17, when a resident of Madison Township discovered her while walking. She was taken to a local veterinarian, where a bitch chip was found to contain information from a shelter in Cincinnati.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Dog Guard investigates the case and is asking the community for help locating Dani’s owner.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that it works on improving Dani.
‘This is terrible’
« This is terrible, words cannot describe the disgust I am feeling right now, we will work diligently to find out who did this and seek justice, » Jones said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the community has come together to help not only find the person responsible, but also to give Dani a home.
“How do I make a donation for the care and recovery of this poor and sweet baby? I am sick for this and would rather give help instead of thinking about negativity, ”one person posted on Facebook.
Another asked: “I would love to give this puppy a loving home. Can I submit an application? ”
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that « he is working to improve at this time, » but thanked everyone for their support.
In recent days they have appeared in the neighborhood of Zabalgana a series of posters with an alarming message: « If your dog falls where he shouldn’t, he still eats what he doesn’t want. » This is what the papers that have been placed on the trunks of some trees together with pockets of poisoned meat around them say. The authors of this action are still unknown.
Labastida or Reina Sofía streets are some of the points in the neighborhood where these posters have been placed. From Zabalgana Batuz, its president Zuriñe Lake, says that they had already received complaints about dog droppings that were not collected but considers this action as very dangerous for both dogs and children.
“If a dog does his needs, the owner has to pick him up, but I don’t think it is an adequate way to say punish the owners of the dogs that do not, put poisoned meat so that the dog dies. It is not the way to educate or ask for education, ”said Zuriñe Lago.
From the ApaSOS Association They have also warned of this situation and say that it is an act that is usually repeated and they do not understand it. Luis, one of his volunteers, describes him as irrational hooliganism: “It is a total contradiction. Owners are dogs we have to take responsibility for everything that has to do with our animals and be careful. But, to apply to this behavior, a response as abrupt and as radical as this, because we do not understand it, is irrational. ”
« If you drive my dog, you are pulling me. » Maite Marco, a woman with visual impairment who has not separated from for more than seven years, Liberty, his guide dog, was expelled « in an angry way and disrespecting » from a shoe store in the city of Valencia for which he filed the corresponding complaint with the National Police, as reported by the Brotherhood of San Antonio Abad after receiving a communication on these facts from the Association of Dog Users Guide of the Valencian Community (AsPeGuiCV).
Entidas explains how last Monday, December 16, Maite, a guide dog user belonging to this entity had an « unpleasant incident » in a shoe store located on Peris and Valero Avenue in the capital of Turia.
According to these sources, the establishment « was denied entry with his guide dog in an angry and disrespectful manner. » «The user tried to explain the rules of the guide dog and the reaction of the owner was to take the harness of the animal and force it to leave the premises ».
After a discussion « heated » the user, owner of a trained cinnamon labrador breed dog In the United States, he decided to call the police to mediate, so a patrol car arrived. The woman filed a complaint about the facts the next day.
«The Association of the visually impaired request greater awareness and solidarity so that these events do not happen again and blind or visually impaired people who need mobility aids, such as the cane or guide dog, are not discriminated against ”, they claim.
Since last year the Association of Dog Users Guide of the Valencian Community maintains contact with the Brotherhood to «publicize and disseminate the work they do with their dogs and thus raise awareness among the population of their rights and how to act with they ».
«It’s your eyes where they go and it is mandatory to know at all times what it is and the usefulness of a guide dog with a blind person ”, they conclude from the Brotherhood.
In collaboration with the Yaracán Association, the municipality of Tres Cantos provides a free service of Assisted Animal Therapy (TAA) to the users of the Ballesol Residence Day Center.
The therapy dogs They accompany the elderly, providing an improvement in their quality of life and turning the activity into a positive experience. A project that began as a three-month pilot and that has become one of the most demanded activities of the center. The Councilor for Family and Equality Sonia Lolo has explained in what areas they work with the elderly.
In addition, Social Services also offer the Family Respite Program (Saturdays from 4pm to 8pm) for caregivers and family who take care of the elderly in the Day Center, so that they can have free time for their hobbies and social life.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day have passed, however, breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinners and the arrival of guests home so common these days they are a real challenge for your gluttony … there is still New Year’s Eve. Vomiting is one of the most frequent digestive problems that dogs and cats have at some time in their lives, but this holiday is when they happen most often.
The main causes of this disorder are mainly – according to veterinarians consulted – the alterations of their habitual diet, the ingestion of irritating substances for the stomach or also the presence of foreign bodies. Our advice is that when visitors arrive, warn them not to offer them nougat pieces or dinner food. Fatty or spicy foods can cause vomiting and diarrhea and may even induce inflammation of the pancreas.. The bones of birds and other animals – the typical chops – can be split and produced from lesions in the mouth to perforations in the esophagus. Sweets – not only on these dates – are not good at any time of the year.
Chocolate, a typical ingredient in some Christmas sweets, is toxic to dogs. The Christmas star dishes are not recommended for the dog’s health. Shellfish shells can cause stomach upset. Lamb meat is very indigestible and heavy and causes serious ailments. In addition, dogs need to drink very little salt. With the amount they ingest with their usual feed is enough since otherwise they may have serious heart problems. If you want to surprise them with something special, there are a number of special products on the market – familiarly known as prizes or sweets – with chicken or salmon flavors. They can be given; but not in excess.
Eye with Christmas decorations
This « turronitis » is not only due to the intake of food not indicated for our pets, we must also be very careful with ribbons, tinsels and other Christmas decorations. As a prevention, nothing should be left lying on the ground or within reach of them. When the inevitable happens and our pet vomits, most of the time it is solved by keeping the animal fasting for eight to ten hours and then gradually introducing the water in small quantities. If you stop vomiting you can start offering a soft or soft diet with which your delicate stomach returns to normal transit. This symptomatology is not always associated with a serious health problem, but it should not be taken lightly and requires control of the animal until the symptoms disappear. We recommend that you do not use medications that cut vomit without first checking with the veterinarian in this case and all those related to the health of your pets.
Recommendations in case of impasse
– The animal must be fasted (8-10 hours)
– It is not necessary to restrict the water in excess since it can cause dehydration
– If vomiting is controlled, the water must be introduced gradually
– The food starts offering the animal a third of the amount it normally takes to subsequently increase the amount, so for a week.
– The diet must be very digestible.
– On the market there are dry and canned products for these cases; but if we opt for a homemade diet it is recommended: boiled white rice along with chicken or fish and you can even add pieces of fresh cheese.
– To help recovery provide the animal with a quiet environment avoiding excessive heat or cold.
-Avoid excessive exercise until fully recovered
Barkyn, the brand dedicated to delivering happiness to families with pets, has developed Barkyn Smile, a latest initiative for this 2019 that consists of donating half a million rations to dogs from registered and legalized associations with active adoption programs. The campaign aims to provide 25 tons of food throughout 2020 through the involvement of the digital community in the 3 countries in which it operates (Portugal, Spain and Italy). According to the company’s CEO, André Jordão, the program will fill the bowls of 5,400 dogs: «We created Barkyn with the mission of bringing happiness to as many dogs as possible. Feeding dogs without families is a great challenge for associations, and even an impediment to giving them the necessary conditions to have a better life. With this initiative we can make 450 happy dogs every month ».
With this campaign, Barkyn also seeks to raise awareness about the abandonment of pets, especially during dates when pets are usually given away. This solidarity program has started at Christmas, but it will help homeless dogs throughout the year. In the words of André Jordão, the meaning of the campaign goes beyond the donation of food: « It is the promotion of work and the dedication of dozens of volunteers who, often without support, continue to tirelessly help needy dogs. » In this initiative, the Barkyn community has one of the most important roles: to name, by email or social networks, the associations they propose to support. The list of 48 shelters among the 3 countries, 12 of them Spanish, will be published on the brand’s website in early 2020.
The Department of Social Rights has announced the initiative « Know me I’m an assistance dog », is the campaign to publicize the right of access and use of these pets for people with disability presented by the Government of Navarra together with Biak Bat.
A guide and a video explanatory for citizens to know how must behave With assistance dogs. This material becomes the only one that exists in Spain about the promotion of these habits.
Josune Azpíroz, Biak Bat psychologist and coordinator explains that « you have to behave with normal and respect. « Add that you have to ask always to the person if you can play To the animal or not.
This campaign aims to also know that the guide dog, which accompanies blind people, is just one of the 5 types of these assistance animals.
In Navarre any of these dogs has right to to access to anyplace or public transport, as dictated by the Foral Law of 2015. However, since Biak Bat claim that spread to the other communities, since it is the main problem they encounter when they travel.
There are only a few days left until 2019 comes to an end. As every year, when the chimes end, and on December 31 passing to January 1, what will reign in the streets of Spain, beyond the laughter and the champagne corks flying, will be the roar of pyrotechnics. Something that is cause for concern in many houses with pets, especially where there are dogs. And it is that man’s best friend suffers a lot from the noise of firecrackers.
The actor Dani Rovira He wanted to raise his voice against the use of these explosives during Christmas. To do this, he has uploaded a video in his Twitter account in which you can watch your dog shaking in fear while the firecrackers sound in the background.
I hope you never fear a loved one in your family. This is my Christmas in # Málaga every time I go down with my FAMILY. # noalapirotecnia # NoALosPetardos # Buyopic.twitter.com / FCCD6j7b1H
– Dani Rovira (@DANIROVIRA) December 25, 2019
The video is accompanied by a comment in which Rovira expresses « I hope you never fear a loved one from your family. This is my Christmas in # Málaga every time I go down with my FAMILY ».
Many users of the social network have applauded the words of the Spanish actor and they have uploaded videos in which you can see your pets suffering from pyrotechnics.
Mine yesterday the same. It is a lack of information or people really know that there are people / animals suffering while they « enjoy » and do not care. I really do not understand. # NoAlaPirotecniapic.twitter.com / SaWPYPrEQP
The child who was bitten by a dog yesterday in Marratxí continues to enter the plant in a stable situation. The four-year-old boy had to be transferred yesterday afternoon to Son Espases after suffering the bites of a dog at the roundabout of Es Garrovers in Marratxí.
As reported by the urgent health care service, the parents were the ones who voiced the alert about two in the afternoon. The child suffered wounds of various sizes and sizes on the scalp, face and neck caused by a dog’s bites.
After receiving the notice, an ambulance moved to the area, which was also attended by local police officers. After stabilizing the child, he was transferred to the Son Espases hospital where he recovered from the wounds.
Firefighters of the Provincial Consortium of Valencia they have rescued two dog puppies of the collector of an acequia in the municipality of Alginet (Valencia), as reported from this service in a statement.
The rescue took place this Sunday by members of the Silla park, who moved around 19.13 hours to recover the animals from inside the ditch, two puppies of about three or four months.
A shelter of animals took care of the animals once rescued, in a service that concluded at 8:37 pm, as detailed by the Consortium.