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Animal activists denounce the "irregular burial" of cats and dogs on Axarquía road

  • Every year between 300 and 500 animals are killed and subsequently buried in ditches along the busy road

Malaga-based animal welfare federation, Tidus, has reported the "irregular burial" of animals along the A-356 road to Vélez-Málaga's National Police.

The federation claims that it has spoken to the company that is responsible for maintaining the A356 on behalf of the Junta de Andalucía, who told them that every year between 300 and 500 animals are killed and subsequently buried in ditches along the busy road which connects Torre del Mar to the inland villages of the Axarquía.

President of Tidus, Pablo Narváez, said that the Junta de Andalucía, which is responsible for the road, is obliged, by law, to check cats and dogs that have been hit for microchips and inform the owners in cases when a chip is found, but said that this is not happening in the Axarquía. Junta de Andalucía sources in Malaga have said that they have requested a report into the situation to determine whether the correct practice is being carried out in such cases.