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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

'Pet poo detectives' to keep town clean
Animals/Pets Thu, Jun 13, 2019

'Pet poo detectives' to keep town clean

PRIVATE plain-clothes detectives have been taken on to patrol the streets of a Salamanca-province village in a desperate bid to get dog-owners to clear up their pets' excrement. A 'legitimate, necessary and...

'Dogwalk' show at Valencia Bioparc: 40 rescued pooches seeking new homes
Animals/Pets Sat, May 4, 2019

'Dogwalk' show at Valencia Bioparc: 40 rescued...

AROUND 40 abandoned dogs seeking new homes will hit the catwalk – or maybe 'dogwalk' – at Valencia's Bioparc in two weeks' time, showing off how cute they are to potential mums and dads. They have...

Flamingo on the runway at Mallorca airport
Animals/Pets Mon, Apr 8, 2019

Flamingo on the runway at Mallorca airport

"WE HAVE a pink flamingo on the runway in Terminal A. No, I'm not messing," was an unprecedented message wired across Palma de Mallorca's Son Sant Joan airport yesterday (Sunday) morning. "An easyJet...

Star police dog Elton retired with honours
Animals/Pets Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Star police dog Elton retired with honours

A POLICE dog who helped crack the cases of missing Diana Quer and Gabriel Cruz Ramírez among another 500 cases – many of them high-profile – has been retired with honours, according to the Guardia Civil’s Twitter...

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...

Number 10's Larry the Cat famous in Spain
Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 23, 2018

Number 10's Larry the Cat famous in Spain

BRITAIN'S 'First Cat' is the most famous feline in Spain after being featured on an enhanced reality recreation of 10 Downing Street on the country's third channel, Antena 3. Presenter Vicente Vallés...

Dog defends owner from violent boyfriend
Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 16, 2018

Dog defends owner from violent boyfriend

A DOG defended his owner when she was being beaten up by her boyfriend in Tarragona at around 05.30 this morning (Thursday), and prevented him from getting near her again. The couple's dog bit the man, 25, on the...

'Extinct' porpoise seen seven times off Costa del Sol
Animals/Pets Sat, Oct 27, 2018

'Extinct' porpoise seen seven times off Costa del...

A TYPE of dolphin believed to be extinct in the Mediterranean has been seen seven times off the Costa del Sol in recent months, according to the marine protection charity OceanSea. The Common or Harbour Porpoise, one of...

Emu runs loose through town
Animals/Pets Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Emu runs loose through town

RESIDENTS in the Barcelona-province town of Sant Cugat del Vallès did a double take yesterday (Wednesday) evening when they saw an emu rush past them down the street. Police received a call at around 17.00 to report...

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