Trial set for shelter director accused of animal abuse

The former director faces four years in prison, and an employee one year

A Guardia Civil officer outside the shelter at the time of the arrests in 2010

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.

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