By Matthew Roscoe • 20 June 2022 • 16:11
Public intervention saves puppies from being illegally sold in Torrevieja. Image: Torrevieja Emergency Services/ Facebook
The local police department of the Alicante province’s Torrevieja praised the public for stopping the illegal street sale of four puppies on the morning of Thursday, June 16.
“Thanks to the cooperation of the public, this morning, the street sale of four puppies was detected on Paseo Juan Aparicio,” the department said.
“Environment and Animal Protection Unit officers began the process of trying to identify those involved in the illegal sale and have informed local police of the facts.”
As for the puppies, “they have been taken to a veterinary centre for examination,” the Local Police of Torrevieja said.
“We would like to remind you that this is totally prohibited by our Animal Ownership Ordinance, as stated in Article 67, section 3-H.”
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