Cat and dog tail-docking items seized by police
Local Police of Santa Cruz de Tenerife have withdrawn, in various establishments of the capital, almost 100 articles that were sold to the public to cut the tails of dogs and cats.
This police service was possible thanks to a com-plaint filed by an animal protection group, The Foot-print Club, which detected the existence of this type of products in stores.
The removed items, although they can be used for other functions, are speci-fically designed and indi-cated to mutilate the tail of the pets, a prohibited prac-tice, except on veteri-nary prescription and always performed by professionals in specialised centres.
As a result of this alert, the agents moved to various establishments where they found for sale these products that, depending on their size, cost between three and five euros.
In addition to removing these items, the local police pro-cessed the appropriate infrac-tion report for the inducement to animal abuse, under the municipal ordinance of pro-tection and possession of ani-mals of the capital of Tenerife.