This doesn't sound like a sweeping reform.
The mayor of city where contractors allegedly took pets from public housing projects and hurled them off a bridge said it will build its own shelter to hold captured animals.
Barceloneta Mayor Sol Luis Fontanez made the announcement Thursday, one day after a Puerto Rican judge charged the contractor's owner and two employees with animal cruelty in the October massacre.
The mayor said the "deplorable incident" prompted him to seek bids for a shelter that will hold animals temporarily before sending them to a larger shelter in the west-coast city of Mayaguez.
"Once the stray animal is captured, we will shelter it for three days with medical attention from a veterinarian here in Barceloneta," he said.
Three days? That doesn't sound like much but I guess it's a start.