Dog at Son Reus Animal Centre in Palma. | Europa Press

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The Son Reus Municipal Animal Protection Health Centre has been fined 1,500 euros for the death of a dog.

The pit bull called Venus, was attacked by another dog that had escaped from its cage, according to the National Association for the Protection and Welfare of Animals.

In a statement, Anpba said that sanitary conditions at the facilities were up to standard, but that the centre did not have the necessary closing system on the kennel doors , which would have prevented the attack from happening.

The Son Reus centre can file an appeal against the fine with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food.

The Association asked the department of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development to investigate the Son Reus Municipal Animal Protection Centre after the pitfall was attacked and killed in September 2020.