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Animals/Pets news & information for Madrid region/province

Endangered red squirrels brought back from the brink in Madrid’s Retiro Park
Animals/Pets Sun, Dec 30, 2018

Endangered red squirrels brought back from the brink in...

HYDE Park and Central Park are replete with them, and Madrid’s Retiro Park was overrun with them 20 years ago – but now, trying to catch sight of them in the latter is about as easy as witnessing the Aurora Borealis...

Police dogs get music therapy to ease on-the-job stress
Animals/Pets Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Police dogs get music therapy to ease on-the-job stress

STRESS-RELIEVING music therapy in spa-like conditions is being given to Madrid's police dogs to help their mental health and enable them to do a better job, according to the city council. Despite unanimous...

'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...

Demonstrators call for protection for Iberian wolf population, at risk of extinction through hunting
Animals/Pets Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Demonstrators call for protection for Iberian wolf...

THOUSANDS of demonstrators marched through Madrid today calling for greater protection for the Iberian wolf, which is in danger of extinction. Organised by numerous pro-animal and conservation associations including the...

Bull-fighting protest in Madrid calls for ban but celebrates abolition of Toro de la Vega
Animals/Pets Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Bull-fighting protest in Madrid calls for ban but...

THIS year's protest against the now-banned Toro de la Vega bull-killing 'festival' is now aimed at animal cruelty and bull-fighting in general, having set off an hour ago (at 17.00 on Saturday) from...

Traffic police find goat in car boot during random breathalysing stop
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 3, 2016

Traffic police find goat in car boot during random...

POLICE in Madrid found a goat in a car boot when they stopped the driver at random during a routine alcohol checkpoint. According to officers from Fuenlabrada in the Greater Madrid region, they became suspicious when...

Iberian lynxes set up home in Madrid safari park
Animals/Pets Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Iberian lynxes set up home in Madrid safari park

TWO endangered Iberian lynxes - a male and a female - have been housed at Madrid's Zoo-Aquarium in surroundings specially adapted for them to live as they would in the wild. Jazmín and Kalama are the only Iberian...

Dog-and-cat bakery opens in Madrid
Animals/Pets Fri, May 27, 2016

Dog-and-cat bakery opens in Madrid

SPAIN'S first-ever bakery for pets has opened in the centre of Madrid, with cakes, pastries, biscuits, brownies and even birthday cakes for dogs and cats on sale. Miguitas bakery, at number 7 of the C/ Divino Pastor...

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...

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