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Can I leave my dog outside a shop in Spain? All you need to know as new animal laws...

A NEW set of animal protection laws have come into effect across Spain today with fines of up to €200,000 for breaking them. Under...

Costa del Sol animal shelter desperately appeals for volunteers and adoptions 

AN overwhelmed Costa del Sol animal shelter is desperately appealing for volunteers and adoptions.  Animal Care España (ACE), in La Cala de Mijas, is going...

‘I’m desperate’: Pet owner’s whopping cash reward for return of missing cat

A pet owner desperate to find her beloved cat has offered a whopping 1000 euros for its return.  But Alba didn’t end up stumping out...

Costa Blanca apartment owner fined over €11,000 for throwing out cats owned by dead tenant in Spain

A Torrevieja apartment owner has earned a record city fine for animal abandonment after literally throwing out seven cats onto the street. The Norwegian landlord...

Cat colony problem causes conflict between residents in Spain’s Antequera

A COLONY of about 40 cats in Callejon Piscina in Antequera is causing conflict in the area. There is a sector of the population that...

Town’s dog owners to take ‘responsibility test’ proving they can look after their pets on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO town council are reminding citizens of the mandatory obligation to register their pets. Ana Ma Villena, of the Vega Baja town’s Animal Welfare...

Man faces up to two years in prison for baiting and killing neighbours’ pets in Spain’s Costa Blanca

DOGS, cats and other animals havedied over the past three years because of the actions of one 76-year-old in Alcoi, Alicante. Guardia Civil arrested him...

Mass sterilisation seen as ‘the only way’ to reduce stray cat colonies on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is to receive €12,000 from Alicante Provincial Council for the sterilisation of stray cats throughout the city. The Councillor for Animal Protection, Concha Sala,...

Study in Spain shows that cats may naturally develop COVID defences

SPANISH researchers have found that cats may be able to develop antibodies that neutralise COVID-19. Scientists studied two cats - one of which was known...

Appeal launched after man and his 96 CATS evicted from apartment on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MAN has been evicted from a flat in Gandia, Valencia, leaving behind 96 cats. The animal shelter S.P.A.M.A Safor and the City Council of...

Cat-astrophe avoided as over 40 cats freed from La Linea home

THE cats were rescued by a feline charity from the squalid home of a senile woman in the Bellavista neighbourhood of La Linea last Tuesday.

Stray cats more at risk during coronavirus lockdown, says rescue centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca as it pleads for...

BIG Red's Animal Rescue Centre in Almoradi, Costa Blanca South, has at least nine cats that will need new homes from the end of...

Costa Blanca people power prevents puppies perishing

HALF the dogs threatened with an ‘unknown future’ from the closure of a Costa Blanca refuge, have been re-homed after an Olive Press campaign. It...

Becoming auntie to a herd of stray cats in southern Spain is harder than you think, writes Belinda Beckett

But the whole idea of being a colony auntie or uncle is that you have gained the cats’ trust, probably by feeding them

Europe’s first fire ants that make cats and dogs go blind found in Marbella and could take TWO YEARS...

The finding of the invasive creature, published in the journal Iberomyrmex, is thought to have been in part due to increased temperatures on the Costa del Sol

EXCLUSIVE: Mallorca in shock after spate of brutal cat killings

RESIDENTS are demanding action after a spate of shootings left three cats dead and at least three seriously injured. Police are now probing the shootings...

Thousands of dogs and cats at risk of death as Marbella town hall proposes outsourcing holding of stray animals...

THOUSANDS of dogs and cats are at risk of death in Marbella after the town hall has proposed outsourcing the holding of stray animals...

Pet cemetery in Malaga plans to open by end of 2019

A CEMETERY on the outskirts of Malaga has announced its plans to expand and include a pet area by 2019. If approved, Parcemasa says it...

SUPERSTITIOUS MINDS: Collection of Spain’s strangest superstitions

To keep evil spirits at bay this Halloween, take note of these 10 Spanish superstitions.

British expat’s horror to find animal massacre in new Spanish home

EXCLUSIVE: Mother-of-three Kerry Matthews was appalled to discover at least 13 dead animals, some with their throats slit, on taking possession of a new rental home, in Antas, Almeria

Charges revealed for members of Triple A animal shelter

UPDATE: Charges include trafficking, cruelty and fraud

British expats save wild cats from poisoning in Malaga

Mayor Rafael Torrubia has granted sanctuary to the cats

Smoking bad for your pet’s health too

Do it for the dog

A pet is rescued every five minutes in Spain

Over 140,000 cats and dogs were taken in by animal sanctuaries last year

British expat banned from feeding stray cats by Benalmadena Town Hall

Kelly Dooley, 44, is fighting back after being told she couldn't look after the cats
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EXCLUSIVE: Sotogrande residents up in arms after 30 cats poisoned

The group of expats are particularly angry after they had been paying to have dozens of the area’s stray cats neutered at the cost of €50 each




Need a job? Club Med Marbella on ambitious hiring spree for 320 staff to boost their team this winter

AS the summer season comes to a close and the winter chill approaches, one all-inclusive resort has set Marbella's hospitality industry abuzz.  While many hotels...


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