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Animals/Pets news & information for Murcia region/province

Pet dog gets full-time job as beach lifeguard
Animals/Pets Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Pet dog gets full-time job as beach lifeguard

A LIFEGUARD on a southern Costa Blanca beach is able to swim for 4.5 kilometres without getting out of breath, and can pull a tonne and a half in weight without flinching. This would be a near-impossible feat for any...

Live dolphin found trapped off Mazarrón beach
Animals/Pets Sat, Jun 27, 2009

Live dolphin found trapped off Mazarrón beach

A TRAPPED dolphin was found off the beach of Alamillo in Mazarrón (Murcia) early yesterday morning by residents out walking in the area. Emergency services say the creature, which was still alive, was tangled up in...

Bogus hunt boss detained over poisoned bait deaths
Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 6, 2008

Bogus hunt boss detained over poisoned bait deaths

A 59-year-old man arrested by Guardia Civil environmental officers in Calasperra (Murcia) is accused of leaving poisoned bait in a private hunting reserve he has been managing illegally since the death of its owner in...

La Manga shark sightings confirmed
Animals/Pets Thu, Aug 30, 2007

La Manga shark sightings confirmed

The shark spotted by several bathers yesterday was found at midday today around 20 metres from San Javier's Villamorena Beach in La Manga. Civil Protection officers, a vet and two marine biologists have captured the...

€300 euro fines for San Javier residents who dump pets
Animals/Pets Tue, Jul 31, 2007

€300 euro fines for San Javier residents who dump pets

San Javier council has announced that it will impose €300 euro fines on anyone caught abandoning their dog or other kind of pet. the fines will also be imposed if the Local Police manage to establish ownership of any...

Cruel pet-owners will be fined, says Murcia city council
Animals/Pets Wed, Jul 4, 2007

Cruel pet-owners will be fined, says Murcia city council

Owners who abandon their pets could be fined thousands of euros. The summer sees an increase in the number of cats and dogs left to wander the streets and fend for themselves, says the council’s department of health....

Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 26, 2004

Fourteen owls killed on Murcia roads since September

Fourteen owls have been knocked over and killed on roads in Cartagena and Los Alcázares during the last three months, coinciding with their migratory period, according to Antonio Hernández, spokesman for the southeast...

Animals/Pets Sun, Aug 8, 2004

Over 2.400 turtles die in 'worst environmental...

More than 2.400 turtles died in a forest fire in La Almenara-Carrasquilla mountain range in Lorca (Murcia) last week, according to Global Nature environmental association. The ecologists describe this incident as...

Animals/Pets Fri, Jul 30, 2004

Ducking and diving

Murcia University is analysing the corpses of several ducks and geese that were found dead in the river basin of the Segura River at Rojales. Toxic poisoning, shot rifle pellets or even natural causes have been...

Animals/Pets Tue, Dec 2, 2003

Animal well-being

The growing importance of animal well-being in society creates the need to revise the systems of cattle production, according to a statement made today by the director general of Cattle of the Ministry of Agriculture...

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