25 Oct, 2023 @ 12:33
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Dog owner faces €50,000 fine for abandoning their pet in Spain’s Andalucia as police launch manhunt to track them down

POLICE are hunting a dog owner after a pet pooch was found abandoned in Andalucia.

The white animal was discovered dumped in the middle of a field in Lepe, Huelva.

Policia Local are now appealing to the public to help find the individual responsible – who will face an epic fine.

A dog was found abandoned in a field in Huelva (Credit: Policia Local Lepe)

Under Spain’s tough new Animal Welfare Law, the ‘crime of animal abandonment’ comes with a sanction of between €10,000 and €50,000.

“We are carrying out inquiries to identify the perpetrator and file a complaint for a crime of animal abandonment,” the police said.

“Witnesses claim that the owner is the driver of an old silver Seat Leon car.”

The force has told anyone with information to get in touch via phone, email or social media.

According to the law, other penalties may be imposed depending on the severity of the crime committed.

If injury or death of the animal is involved, the owner may face a prison sentence ranging from three to 18 months.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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