By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 06 Mar 2020 • 13:36
POOR PUP: The Guardia Civil issued a reminder to the public to report any suspected cases of animal abuse
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
A DOG owner who tried to get on bus in Huercal-Overa with their pet stuffed into a suitcase found themselves in trouble with the authorities.
Guardia Civil went to investigate the situation after a call to the 062 emergency service reporting someone at the bus station was trying to travel with a large dog shut into a not very large bag which had no ventilation.
Officers discovered the owner did not have the relevant health card for their animal. Nor had the dog been micro-chipped or registered on the council canine census.
The Guardia said the owner had violated the 2003 Andalucia Animal Protection law.
The Guardia also issued a reminder to the public to report any suspected cases of animal abuse.
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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.
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