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The association "4 legs" warns of the many abandoned puppies this summer in Jumilla (25/08/2008)

The Association for the Protection and Defense of Animals and Plants 4 Paws Jumilla has done, by press release, appealed to the responsibility of pet owners because of the large number of puppies abandoned in recent months in the term town of Jumilla. Remember that animal abandonment is punishable by a fine from 1500 to 3000 euros according to the municipal ordinance regulating the keeping of animals.

According to sources in the association, they had knowledge of fifty abandoned puppies and dozens of cats a few months.

The same source claims that have left whole litter of five puppies in different parts of the town.

For example, some recent cases, a litter of mastiff puppies abandoned in a box in a factory on the outskirts, German Shepherd puppies in the hamlet of La Estacada, three large breed puppies deposited with several containers in the Pines or a litter of puppies Ronda de Poniente common.

In addition, they point, to these figures, there are the adult dogs who, for various reasons, also roam the streets without homes or owners to whom to hold accountable.

From the Board of the association say show "alarmed and overwhelmed" at the high number of stranded animals in recent months.

So, remember that there are many ways to avoid abandonment.

"Birth control is essential and sterilization is the principal measure to prevent unwanted litters, but there are other alternatives that may be consulted by owners in their usual veterinary clinic" they explain.

"Nobody forces have pets.

People who decide they must be responsible and consistent with their decisions, "he said.

In response to calls asking if they have a care center to care for these puppies, 4 Legs recalled that the talks with the town of Jumilla, head of animals in public, continue to in the shortest time possible The existence of this center a reality.

While pointing to "a shelter for abandoned animals will not help unless people become aware and abandoned animals are so hopeless at this rate."

From this group of advance that, on completion of the 2009 Municipal Budget will propose to the heads of all local political groups to take into account their development cost of building the center and the corresponding maintenance costs the local administration.

"In fact it's expected the project which motivates our existence as a group, we start all our resources to find a home for abandoned animals," they explain.

These resources consist of the spread of adoption cases through the media, veterinary clinics and web spaces, and also the reception of these animals, temporarily, by their own means to find a home.

While pointing to collect animals and is no longer viable "because of the number of animals collected people still waiting to adopt them."

About to finish the campaign to promote microchipping, 4 feet forward to shortly inform new measures to promote responsible animal ownership.

Furthermore, the association held in September reforestation campaign that invited to participate in different groups and social groups.

Finally, 4 feet invites all those interested in collaborating in the activities of the association, to adopt animals or provide initiatives to be contacted by e-mail by writing to by telephone, calling or 625 987 662 656 989 417 or visiting

Source: Asociación 4 patas

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