There are many Spanish pets. According to the National Association of Food Manufacturers for Companion Animals, (ANFAAC), there are approximately 28 million of these types of animals. The most common pets found in homes are fish, birds, dogs, and cats. Given this figure, the draft Animal Protection bill, which offers changes to pet care, was approved a few months back.
Even though the legislation is approved, there are still some questions about animal care. Is it possible to let the dog out on a patio or terrace with summer? To find the right answer, it is important to consider where you are located, as regulations can vary by region.
The municipal ordinance on pet ownership in Granada prohibits certain situations as set out in article 7. It prohibits them from being kept on patios or terraces.
* Inflicting unjustifiable suffering on animals by mistreating them or assaulting them.
* Keep them in unsafe or unsanitary places or facilities.
* Do not keep animals tied or chained.
* Do not allow animals to be left unattended.
* Do not keep animals where they are a nuisance to neighbors.
You can place them outside without adequate protection from the sun and inclement weather.
The Granada Local Police clarifies that these infractions can be either minor, serious, or very serious. They can issue fines ranging from 75 to 500 euro for minor infractions to 501 to 2000 euros for serious offenses and 2,001 to 35,000 euros for very serious. These are usually minor offenses such as disturbing the peace or rest of neighbors by placing pets on balconies and terraces. They can be considered serious if the animals are neglected or mistreated.
This newspaper has been provided by the Granada Local Police with information about the number of animal-related calls they received in 2022. After conducting the necessary checks, they clarified that the reason for the notice received didn't always match reality.
From January 1, 2022, to today, they received 261 notices. The majority of them are related to soil animals with 114 notices. With 63 calls this year, abandonment is the second most frequent reason. The Police received the following notifications: 31 notifications of animal abuse; 30 nuisance notices; 12 notifications per sick or injured animal; 7 notifications per dead animal; 4 notices each animal defecating.