15 Sep
We have received this information and have confirmation that this Liege based organization has transported a number of dogs in a vehicle without any ventilation DURING THE DAY in the heat of the Madrid summer:  www.4pattesoubliees.com
According to our Spanish sources they had mechanical problems in Ciudad Real on the way back to Belgium, decided to go to Madrid, and the doggies on the attached photos (plus one) paid the price with their lives; suffocating to death was a nasty way to die for innocent animals that had already suffered terribly at the hands of dreadful people in Spain. Several clinics from the Madrid area had to treat 15 or 16 dogs aside from the 3 that could not be saved and many people had be movilized to take care of the animals. The driver and responsible for the vehicle, Brigitte Becker,  is said to plan to keep transporting dogs but there are at least two official complaints against her. We have written to the organization asking for comments but they have not answered.
It is not the first time that foreign organizations cause the death of the Spanish animals they claim to want to rescue, due to negligence and irresponsibility. From October Belgium is not allowing these transports in anymore and that has a lot to do  with the bad behaviour of such organizations. They know how things should be done to maintain the safety and health of the animals during and after the transports but choose to ignore them. We fail to understand how they can call themselves animal lovers and fear that more countries will follow the Belgian example and close the doors to the hapless Spanish dogs, without a future in the country where they were born.


  1. Lisbeth Mønsted Larsen September 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    A story like this is heartbreaking three lives lost because of negligence.It is agrvating when these transporters know what is required to transport these innocent souls and then to neglect them like that is just as bad if not worse than they had already been subjected to. The things they are guilty of is far worse than anything else they are not saving lives they are/have prevented lives from being saved lives that are both deserving and precious. I am sure these people will pay the prize at some point in time it does not bode well for them when this is what they do. Shame on them calling themselves a rescue and then disprove it with such wanton cruelty. i have no more words to express my anger and sadness over this case thank you for bringing this to our attention. Most sincerly Lisbeth Mønsted Larsen Greyhound Action Denmark.

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