City hall takes on the poisoner in Costa Blanca

PARK OFFENSIVE Sniffing out poison with SEPRONA. Photo credit: Alcoy city hall

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have searched Alcoy’s Romeral park to prevent more dogs from being poisoned. Towards the end of last year, Alcoy city hall decided to take action to prevent further poisonings, contacting SEPRONA, the Guardia Civil’s nature protection unit. SEPRONA officers suggested an awareness campaign and keeping watch over the park.
“This involves patrols and other methods and systems that we cannot reveal as this would compromise their effectiveness,” Public Safety councillor Raul Llopis announced. Guardia Civil offers have now combed the park with dogs specially-trained to discover the same type of poison that was used.
“This is a very serious matter and we are trying to put an ending to these poisonings,” declared public Safety councillor Raul Llopis. “City hall has printed information leaflets and now, together with SEPRONA, we want to make sure that there are no more cases or if there are more attempts to prevent them and arresting the person responsible,” Llopis said. Meanwhile, the public has been advised to keep dogs on the lead but also to pass on to the police any information that could help to identify the poisoner.

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Linda Hall

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