5th December 2016. The Guardia Civil investigates a new case of animal abuse, which calls into question the use of some hunters of the greyhounds they use in competitions. Although this time, the alert voice that has served to rescue three greyhounds from a deep well was given by a member of the Osuna hunter society.
According to the Armed Forces, the man alerted the firefighters after hearing howling and screaming dogs and checking that the howls were coming out of a dry pit, about seven meters deep.
The firefighters descended to the well and raised the dogs using harnesses. The animals were delivered to the Seprona of Osuna who initiated the investigations to find the owner.
It was not difficult because the dogs were identified. Two of the dogs have a microchip and the third had a scar on the left side of the neck; Which could indicate that the device had been ripped off. But he has a tattoo on his left ear. This is a common brand in federated dogs for competitions. The agents consulted with the Andalusian Federation of Hunting and the number of the tattoo is associated with a microchip. The owner was traced.
The officers cited police deputies to the owner of the greyhounds, who had not reported the disappearance of their animals. It is an individual who has numerous antecedents and who at the moment is being investigated for an offense of animal abuse. While he is released with charges waiting to be summoned by a judge. "The purpose of the investigated was not other than to cause a cruel and certain death of their dogs when abandoning them inside that well," says the Benemérita.
Luckily, the three dogs were rescued alive, but in many cases the outcome is another. As the Civil Guard recalls, this breed is often used for sport hunting and some hunters get rid of them when they are no longer competitive. Instead of turning them into companion pets or giving them up for adoption, they abandon them or kill them, incurring a crime as these practices are already covered by the Penal Code.
The massive abandonment of greyhounds has led to the creation of specialized protection associations in this race, very common in Spain, and to carry out specific campaigns to promote adoption.
Osuna is between Malaga and Seville, very close to Pedrera and Pepis Dog Refuge.
Thank goodness these dogs were rescued.
As for the owner - what goes around, comes around...............in one way or another, he will pay for his evil ways.
Posted by: Marion | 09 December 2016 at 01:56 PM