To: Pres Câmara Aljezur; SEPNA & DGAV Portimão & Lisboa; Presi Fed de Caçadores. We demand that legal action be taken against Mr. Pedro Miguel Oliviera, owner of 40+ dogs kept at the “Matilha Envolta” in Rogil, Aljezur, Portugal where he kept these dogs abusively and starving. We request the disclosure as to the wherabouts of the 20+ dogs that he took from this location between May 20 and May 23 2013. We demand that the dogs be confiscated by the authorities so that help and veterinary care may be gotten to the surviving dogs. We demand that legal action be taken by the authorities against Mr. Pedro Miguel Oliviera for the abuse, mistreatment and possible murder that he inflicted upon the dogs that were under his care.
Complaints to the authorities against abusive conditions in which 40+ dogs were kept at a Matilha located in Rogil, Aljezur begun in December 2012. Although many visits were made by the authorities to the site the dogs remained at this location and in these conditions for over 5 months. After publication of the photos and situation by SOS Algarve Animals on Monday May 20, 2013 another visit was scheduled to the location by the authorities for Friday May 24th, 2013. The owner received notification that the visit would take place, and by the time the authorities arrived on Thursday May 23rd, the dogs had been removed from the location and Mr. Pedro Oliviera gave no substantive explanation to the whereabouts of the missing dogs.
Thus we appeal to the authorities demanding action so that the animals can be rescued from the abuses which they have suffered and which we believe they continue to suffer.