13 Nov, 2010 @ 19:50
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Fraudulent animal refuge left thousands of animals to anguished death

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.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. This FRAUD is an all TIME LOW! I would gladly volunteer to inject those responsible for the suffering with CORRECT doses of euthanasia. Where are the ALF ( Animal Liberation Front ) in Spain, I would say they could work round the clock here with so much cruelty going on!!

  2. This is Pure EVIL!
    Those B*st*rds that let these poor Animals suffer just to make a buck need to be tortured slowly so that they could feel the Pain that the Animals must have been enduring!
    I love my Pet Dog ( German Shepherd ) SO SO MUCH! All animals need caring and loved and give back their owners so much reward. My Dog is almost Human, she is so loving with the most gentle Nature and full of personality. How can anyone hurt them!!

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