Vet arrested in rabies jab fraud case in Aragon

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A VET has been arrested and 11 other people, mostly hunters, charged in northern Spain in a rabies jab fraud case by the Guardia Civil’s Seprona nature protection wing.

The police force reported that officers were tipped off that rabies jab campaigns were being advertising in towns and villages in Aragon, where hunters were gathering to have their dogs vaccinated at just a third of the price.

Investigations led officers to track down a vet who was found to be organising group events where, rather than vaccinating hunting dogs, he simply stamped their papers, going against Spanish law that states that all dogs must be given rabies jabs.

The vet, officers found, had registered 3,928 vaccinations in 2014 and 2015, many of which they suspect he did not give to the dogs.

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