Packs of stray dogs causing panic in Sintra

in World · 02-08-2018 10:36:00 · 0 Comments

A large pack of around 10 stray dogs is causing panic in Sintra, after some of the animals attacked a number of people in the Quinta da Beloura neighbourhood.

Newspaper Correio da Manhã reports Sintra council says it is aware of the issue and that there are in fact three packs it knows of that need capturing, but has only just started on the process because until now the local kennel was full.
Efforts are currently being made to capture the dubbed ‘Beloura Pack’, to ensure the safety of people, belongings and other animals.
Councillor Eduardo Quinta Nova explained :“We lacked the appropriate conditions; we had to create transient spaces and create tools. It was not an easy task,”
According to the councillor, a metal trap was specifically created to capture the animals.

Once caught and tranquillised, Sintra kennel caretakers will take the animals to a purposely-created space within the municipal kennel so the pack can remain together and away from other animals.
The same will be done with the two other packs, of Praia Grande and Massamá Norte, which have been identified by the council.
“Three spaces have been created for these packs”, Councillor Quinta Nova said, noting that it would be unwise to join these packs with other animals because they would attack them.
The councillor says he had been aware of these packs since November, when he took office, but that only now have there been reports that they are dangerous.
After being housed in the temporary kennel area, the animals will be removed in threes and rehabilitated for adoption.


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