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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

Three in 10 Spaniards want to take their pets on holiday
Animals/Pets Tue, Feb 2, 2016

Three in 10 Spaniards want to take their pets on holiday

MORE and more Spaniards want to take their pets on holiday with them – in fact, one hotel booking site says nearly three in 10 searches relate to accommodation where animals are allowed. Half of all homes in Spain...

Horse rescued from owner's pool in Llíria
Animals/Pets Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Horse rescued from owner's pool in Llíria

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued a horse who fell into his owner's swimming pool on an urbanisation in Llíria (Valencia province). They were called out from the station in nearby L'Eliana after the frantic woman...

Home-bred Benidorm Indian rhino goes to Ireland to breed
Animals/Pets Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Home-bred Benidorm Indian rhino goes to Ireland to breed

SPAIN'S first-ever Indian rhinoceros born in captivity will soon be leaving Benidorm's Terra Natura theme park for a new life in southern Ireland. Shusto, who is four and already weighs a tonne, is off to the...

'Animal therapy' scheme launched in Costa Blanca town
Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 13, 2015

'Animal therapy' scheme launched in Costa Blanca...

A PIONEERING ‘animal therapy’ charity in a Costa Blanca town has launched its first session by bringing trained dogs into an elderly Day Centre. Thanks to a grant from the La Caixa bank social fund, new association...

Balearic Islands to ban bull-fighting
Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Balearic Islands to ban bull-fighting

THE Balearic Islands could become the third region in Spain to officially outlaw bull-fighting, thanks to a motion put forward by a left-wing independent party which looks set to gain the support of a majority. MP for...

Guide dog 'graduates' from Cádiz University
Animals/Pets Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Guide dog 'graduates' from Cádiz University

A GUIDE dog has become the latest four-legged 'student' in Spain to appear in a graduation class photo – and even wears a mortar board. Idena is shown in the line-up of the official social work degree Class of...

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