Despite a new law that sanctions animal abuse and cruelty, cases continue daily, such as an American Stafford and her five puppies living inside a locked car, without ventilation, without water and at risk of heat stroke.
The animals were found in Concepción Arriba de Alajuelita and rescued by SENASA, the Animal Welfare Agency, after corroborating the deplorable conditions in which they lived.
It is presumed the puppies were bred to be sold, according to Dr. Ileana Céspedes, coordinator of the Animal Welfare Program at the SENASA.
Witnesses told the SENASA that two puppies had already been sold.
The instinct to survive
Faced with high heat, no water, no food and puppies to nourish, the mother broke through one of the lights of the car to stick her head out