By Oliver McIntyre
THE former director of the Parque Animal shelter and municipal pound in Torremolinos, who is accused of animal abuse in relation to irregularities in the euthanising of hundreds of animals at the centre, is to go on trial in November of this year.
Former director Carmen M.A. faces four years in prison on charges of animal abuse, administering lethal injections without the proper qualifications and falsifying documents.
The public prosecutor is also seeking one year in prison for an employee who allegedly assisted the director in euthanising nearly 2,220 animals over a two-year period ending in October 2010, also without qualifications for administering lethal injections.