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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

Plea to find stolen retired police dogs
Animals/Pets Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Plea to find stolen retired police dogs

AN ANIMAL charity is urging the public to help it find two retired police dogs who have been stolen. The Belgian Shepherds were taken from a foster home helping out the shelter ('Four-legged Heroes') in the...

Lola the wagtail, a Galicia bar's most loyal customer
Animals/Pets Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Lola the wagtail, a Galicia bar's most loyal customer

A BAR in A Coruña (Galicia) has a regular customer who has been coming in daily for a plate of – or Spanish omelette – for the last four years, and plants herself on the counter to ensure she is the first to get...

Three giraffes die in Cabárceno Park fire
Animals/Pets Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Three giraffes die in Cabárceno Park fire

ALL THREE giraffes from Cantabria's famous Cabárceno Park have died in a fire in the early hours of Saturday, confirm staff from the huge safari complex. The cause of the blaze is not yet known, but it has caused...

'New' cat species from 10,000 years ago found in Madrid dig
Animals/Pets Tue, Nov 28, 2017

'New' cat species from 10,000 years ago found in...

A SPECIES of cat living wild in Madrid over 10,000 years ago has been discovered in an archaeological dig in Madrid. The , as the excavation team have baptised it, would have lived fairly close to humans at around the...

'Adopt a retired police dog' campaign and calendar launched
Animals/Pets Sat, Nov 18, 2017

'Adopt a retired police dog' campaign and calendar...

NATIONAL Police, the Guardia Civil, Armed Forces and fire brigade in Spain have launched their second 'Adopt a Pensioner' campaign – a scheme seeking loving forever homes for retired emergency service dogs....

Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night
Animals/Pets Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night

A MISSING two-year-old girl has been found along with her dog, who kept her safe overnight for seven hours, reveal Guardia Civil officers in the province of Ávila. The toddler was walking with her dad in the mountains...

African elephant 'baby boom' at Cabárceno Park
Animals/Pets Sun, Oct 8, 2017

African elephant 'baby boom' at Cabárceno Park

ELEPHANTS are breeding like rabbits at Cantabria's huge open-air wildlife park – two babies have been born in less than a month out of a total of 19 since the year 1990, something staff say is 'extraordinary,...

Cantabrian brown bear numbers on the up
Animals/Pets Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Cantabrian brown bear numbers on the up

The Cantabrian Brown Bear Foundation (FOP) has released encouraging census data relating to breeding females in the Cantabrian mountains of northwest Spain, which suggests that the "extremely threatened" animal...

Goat found wandering around A&E at La Fe hospital
Animals/Pets Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Goat found wandering around A&E at La Fe hospital

A GOAT managed to sneak into A&E at Valencia's La Fe hospital, causing patients and staff to do a double take at the sight of the unusual visitor. Local Police were called at around 10.00 on Saturday, and...

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