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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

Dog rescues his owner from well shaft
Animals/Pets Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Dog rescues his owner from well shaft

A SHEEPDOG rescued his elderly owner this week after he fell down a well near his farm, police reveal. They were called when a local resident in his pictured village of Valdeiglesias (Madrid) saw that the sheep had not...

Terry the 'British turtle' released into Gran Canaria sea
Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Terry the 'British turtle' released into Gran...

BRITAIN'S most famous sea turtle has been released back into the sea off the coast of Gran Canaria after a charity campaign in the UK raised €15,000 for his treatment. Terry, who is thought to be aged between six...

DNA dog-mess testing in three Catalunya towns
Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 29, 2016

DNA dog-mess testing in three Catalunya towns

TOWN councils in Catalunya will test dog excrement on the street for DNA and then fine the owners – a growing trend across Spain designed as a deterrent to those who do not clear up after their pets. La Seu...

Anti-bullfight and pro-bullfight protests coincide in Valencia during Fallas festival
Animals/Pets Sun, Mar 13, 2016

Anti-bullfight and pro-bullfight protests coincide in...

A PRO-BULLFIGHTING protest gathered over 30,000 people on the streets of Valencia at the same time as an anti-bullfight demonstration brought several dozen others to the same venue today. The march finished at the...

Baby aardvark born at Valencia's Bioparc, Spain's only wildlife centre to successfully breed anteaters
Animals/Pets Sun, Mar 6, 2016

Baby aardvark born at Valencia's Bioparc, Spain's...

A SECOND aardvark, or anteater, has been born in a Spanish wildlife park – and staff at Valencia's Bioparc say the new arrival and his mother are doing very well. Mum and baby live in an area designed to reflect...

Who let the dogs in? Petition tells rest of Spain to 'be like Málaga'
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Who let the dogs in? Petition tells rest of Spain to...

A PETITION has been launched calling for the whole of Spain to follow Málaga's example and allow pets into all hotels, bars and restaurants. In the Costa del Sol capital, unless the owner expressly prohibits it,...

Tiger escapes from circus
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Tiger escapes from circus

TERROR reigned near a circus in Andújar (Jaén province) yesterday (Sunday) lunchtime after a tiger gave his handlers the slip and broke loose. Emergency services were called out at around 12.45hrs by circus staff who...

Dogs allowed on Madrid metro
Animals/Pets Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Dogs allowed on Madrid metro

DOGS on leads are now allowed on all public transport in the Greater Madrid region – subject to a maximum of one animal per person and so-called 'dangerous' breeds being muzzled. Regional government president...

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