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World’s most pampered pooches gather in Madrid for World Dog Show

MADRID has become the world’s capital of pedigree pooches this weekend, hosting a huge international dog show.  Think Crufts but on an even larger scale...

50 horses from Benahavis racecourse evacuated due to blazing fire in Spain’s Sierra Bermeja plus veterinary centre seeks foster...

FIFTY horses from the Benahavís racecourse have been evacuated from the area as a result of the fire that broke out this Wednesday, June...

PACMA slams Andalucian President’s attendance of Sevilla bullfight

SPANISH animal rights party PACMA has condemned animal rights abuses at Sevilla’s Feria de Abril. Several horses have fainted from the heat at the Feria,...

Artificial insemination plan for endangered tapirs who won’t mate at Fuengirola Zoo on Spain’s Costa del Sol  

A SPANISH zoo has announced it will try to use assisted reproduction of its ‘living fossil’ tapirs after impatiently waiting for several years for...

Animal rights campaigners in Spain plea for life of dog stranded at Madrid airport

A DOG has been stranded at Madrid airport unable to legally enter the country because his owner failed to have him microchipped. Luno, arrived with...

Future giant panda stars of Spain’s Madrid Zoo make first public appearance

GIANT panda twins 'You You' and 'Jiu Jiu' born last September in Madrid Zoo Aquarium made their first public appearance on Monday. They were the...

WATCH: The moment a lost dog is reunited with owners after seven years missing in southern Spain

THE moment a German Shepherd was reunited with its family, seven years after it went missing, has gone viral in Spain. A skeletal looking Dino...

Donkey Dreamland: Discover a refuge for mistreated donkeys on Spain’s Costa del Sol

BEHIND a small wooden gate in the hills above La Cala de Mijas you’ll find the sort of place donkeys might dream about. Because it...

Horsing around in Spain: Police probe after pony is seen being pulled through Almeria street by car

VIDEO footage of a pony being pulled through an Algeria street alongside a blue car has gone viral. Passersby caught the driving horsing around on...

Massive whale beaches itself in Estepona in the south of Spain

SPANISH animal experts said on Thursday they were preparing to conduct an autopsy on a 12-metre-long whale that died after getting stranded at the...

Bless you! The day animals are welcomed at a Madrid church to celebrate San Anton

ONCE a year, on January 17, a strange crowd gathers on a street in Madrid’s fashionable Chueca district as Spain marks the feast day...

Police warn drivers in Spain to take extra care to make sure cats are not hiding under hood during...

WHEN you open a car bonnet you expect to see the usual things - the engine, battery, wires and windscreen fluid tank. Perhaps the only...

Spain is European country with most species at risk of extinction

SPAIN is the European country with the most plants and animals at risk of extinction, according to a new analysis. Data from the IUCN Red...

ANALYSIS: The beastly dilemma of animal rights in Spain

A new draft bill triggers fears of an animal farm scenario among the far right, writes Heather Galloway.

MANE ATTRACTION: Rare white lion cubs a hit at zoo in Spain’s Andalucia

TWO extremely rare white lion cubs have become the main attraction of an Andalucian zoo just a few weeks after being born. The brother and...

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...

EXPLAINER: What we know about Spain’s plan to introduce national ID for pets

SPAIN'S government has unveiled plans for a national ID scheme for domestic animals as part of a far-reaching animal welfare reform bill. The new animal...

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...

Police free 260 kilos of live octopus caught in illegal traps in Santoña, northern Spain

THE Civil Guard has managed to free 265 kilos of octopus caught in illegal traps owned by three poachers on the coast of Santoña.  Operation...

LA PALMA VOLCANO: Animals suffer and change behaviour as eruptions continue

WILDLIFE on the island of La Palma is facing a crisis as its volcano continues to erupt. Manuel Nogales from the The Spanish National Research...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Like a horror movie’ as expat animal charity bosses fled Spain’s Sierra Bermeja wildfire while rescuing dozens of...

THE boss of the Costa del Sol’s most famous animal rescue centre has recalled the dramatic moment she and her husband had to evacuate...

WATCH: Pilgrim walking the Camino de Santiago with 7 goats, 3 donkeys and a dog stopped by Spain’s Guardia...

OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil's Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA), together with Policia local in Santo Domingo de La Calzada, northern Spain, have stopped a...

Spain’s Sierra Bermeja fire leaves dozens of animals burnt or with serious injuries

THE devastating flames from the Sierra Bermeja wildfire have destroyed almost 10,000 hectares of food, water and shelter the wildlife in the area need...

Pink-skinned baby panda twins are born at Madrid Zoo in Spain

TWIN giant pandas were born at Madrid Zoo today(September 6). Huz Zui Ba gave birth to her first baby at 8.30 am and then at...

IN PICS: Keepers hand-rear orphaned newborn gazelle from critically-endangered species at zoo in Spain’s Valencia

A CALF of an incredibly rare gazelle species is being hand reared by keepers at Valencia’s BioParc in eastern Spain after its mother died...

Ice lollies and frozen trout: How Spain’s zoo animals are keeping cool during heatwave

AS temperatures soar above 40ºC across Spain as a heatwave intensifies, zoos and wildlife parks are working hard to keep their animals cool. That means...

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