The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Yesterday, the National Animal Health Service (SENASA) and the Ministry of Health intervened at a dog shelter in San Antonio de Escazú who breached the regulations for animal welfare, authorities said.
Laura Loaiza, coordinator of Senasa Animal Welfare, said that it was at a refuge where about 20 homeless dogs were in ragged conditions which had been repeatedly called attention to the owner of the kennel, but they did not comply measures, which is why they proceeded to remove the animals.
The owner of the place, Pablo Mena, argued that it was a complaint from a neighbor about the noise from the dogs, and that he has kept in accordance with the law and that the creatures were in good condition. Mena claims to be a rescuer who helps street dogs.
Among these animals there are breeds that require a “special treatment”, however Loaiza did not go into detail as to what breed they are.
The coordinator also mentioned that such raids are not made in haste, but the owner is given time to correct the deficiencies.
The 25 dogs were transferred to other shelters for adoption, after reviewing their health. Loaiza said that animals will not be euthanized.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica