ASPE’S police and the newly-formed Animal Protection Committee have rescued two abandoned horses and a cockerel.
They were located at an empty country property after following up information from a worried neighbour.
The animals, which were undernourished, dirty and in very bad condition, were taken to Casa Espona, a horse rescue centre and riding stables in nearby Sax. Seprona, the Guardia Civil’s nature and environment protection unit, is investigating the owner of the house where the animals were found. He or she is likely to be fined, said Aspe’s mayor, Antonio Puerto. The Animal Protection Committee, created two months ago following the May elections, is attached to the town hall’s health department which met the cost of transporting the animals to the Sax centre.
“We shall go on working from the town hall to protect and look after animals with the participation of people and associations concerned about their welfare,” said Health Councillor Yolanda Moreno.
The Committee was doing a very good job, the mayor said, explaining that it was open to all animal-lovers from Aspe and other areas.
“We already have members from Monforte del Cid and Hondon de las Nieves,” the Health councillor added.