Under arrest in Spain for tying stone to dog and chucking in river

A 68-YEAR old man is under arrest for tying a large stone to his dog’s neck and chucking it into a river in Salamanca.

The animal drowned.

Officers from the Guardia Civil SEPRONA nature protection service recovered the dog’s body from the river Tormes where it goes through Villamayor de Armuña after it was spotted by a member of the public who was walking in the area.

Investigators tracked down and detained the dog owner, who now faces animal mistreatment charges.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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