HUNDREDS of animal lovers have unknowingly sent their pets to die a ‘slow and painful death’ at a fraudulent animal refuge.
Bosses of the Parque Animal sanctuary in Torremolinos have been charged with fraud and ill treatment of 2,230 pets.
To make a quick buck the donations-funded sanctuary lowered the euthanasia injection doses and did not carry out the promised cremations.
The deaths occurred “without any type of veterinary control [in a] continuous, massive, deliberate and unjustified” way, said the Environmental wing of the Guardia Civil, SEPRONA.
The arrested director, Carmen Marín, funded the sanctuary in 1986 on land granted by the Torremolinos Town Hall.
The organization had over 900 members, whose donations kept it going.