Blogging About Critters Since 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Puerto Rican Mayor to Take Limited Action to Help Stray Animals

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They should create a no kill shelter for these animals. only the ones that are rabinous or are to sick to help needs to be euthanized in a humane manner, by injection instead of the carbon monoxide killing box.

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