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Madrid judge awards joint custody of pet dog to separated couple in pioneering ruling for Spain

A MADRID court has issued a pioneering ruling awarding a separated couple joint custody of a pet. In a sentence issued by Madrid’s Juzgado de...

What you need to know about Spain’s animal welfare bill that bans sale of pets in shops and insists...

SPAIN has unveiled plans to change an animal’s status from a ‘thing’ to a ‘living being with feelings’ and grants them rights along with...

Summer surge of animal abandonment in Spain’s Andalucia

TYPICALLY, and tragically, animal abandonment peaks in the summer months and the coronavirus pandemic has heightened the numbers all the more. Data from the Colectivo...

Dozens of cute-looking puppies discovered at illegal breeding farm on the Costa Blanca in Spain

POLICE and animal welfare council officials have raided an illegal Costa Blanca puppy farm that housed 137 dogs. The unregistered breeder had been running his...

HAPPY ENDING for kittens left to die in a suitcase on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE kittens cheated death after being crammed into a suitcase and dumped on land in Alicante. Their ordeal had a happy ending after the small...

New Animal Welfare Law for Spain’s Andalucia prohibits keeping more than five pets

THE new Animal Welfare Law, pending on final approval by the Junta, will lay down rules to provide greater protection to dogs, cats, ferrets...

Animal welfare activists demand cancellation of Spain’s Cordoba bullfighting festival

ANIMAL rights party PACMA (El Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal) has demanded that the Junta cancel the Cordoba bullfighting show, scheduled for the...

Animal welfare experts in Spain’s Andalucia warn of ‘massive abandonment’ of Spanish greyhounds after rescuing 31 dogs in one...

THE Asociacion Protectora de Animales Galgos del Sur has warned this week of the ‘massive abandonment’ of galgos—the Spanish greyhound—which is taking place in...

Spanish government to scrap list of dangerous dogs and increase punishment for mistreatment

A national register will be set up to ensure that owners convicted of animal mistreatment will be unable to inscribe any more pets under their name.

Snake farm in Spain’s Malaga investigated after sending hatchling via unauthorised courier service in unventilated box

The Nature Protection Group identified the seller who now faces charges of animal abuse

Dogs in Spain paying a coronavirus price as abandonments soar

THE number of dogs being abandoned in Spain shot up by 25% as the country started its lock down de-escalation. The Royal Canine Society of...

Spain’s 30 million caged egg-laying hens mean it is worst in EU for animal welfare

The EU average stands at just 52%, while other countries in the 28-member bloc, like Germany and the Netherlands have just 10% of their total eggs coming from furnished cages

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