I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ~Abraham Lincoln
Earlier this month Berceloneta,
Municipal workers surrounded the housing complexes and prevented anyone from leaving with a pet. Pets were confiscated in front of children. According to Mayor Sol Luis Fontanez, it was expected the animals were to be adopted or euthanized humanely.
The animals were turned over to Animal Control Solutions, which was to be paid $60 for every animal picked up and another $100 for each trip to transport the animals to a shelter in the suburb of
But instead of being taken to a shelter, 80 animals were thrown from a 50-foot-high bridge in the neighboring town of
Despite this, Animal Control Solution owner Julio Diaz denied these were the same animals he confiscated. But police have confirmed their involvement and the mayor has confirmed the public housing administration was also involved. No arrests have been made but an investigation is ongoing.
A $22.5 million (euro15.75 million) lawsuit has been filed against the
Public outrage was not limited to
Just for the record, the housing projects also receive funding from the
Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility. ~S. Parkes Cadman