The entry into force of the new Code of Police has not only led to the abandonment of indiscriminate dogs considered as potentially «dangerous», such as the pitbull, that their tenure obliged to have a liability policy, but has also led to leave their fate to dogs creoles.
So he denounced the activist María Victoria Dezubiria, of the Association for the protection of Animals, who said that scores of canines are being brought Tierrabomba and abandoned in the northern zone. It’s all happening, according to her, under the knowledge of the authorities, but these do no type of control.
«The animals of Tierrabomba are leaving in The Laguito, Bocagrande and Castillogrande. The Saturday on the Avenue of The Malecon there was a herd of at least about 10 dogs, that you could not see before. You bring them in on boats and what they leave on the beaches that are surrounding the island. These sectors have been filled with stray dogs, poorly counted there are about 50. The Police is as if it meant nothing, and the Code of Police is clear,» said Dezubiría Piñeres.
Alameda La Victoria, the Slopes of The Stern and Nelson Mandela, are the neighborhoods where, according to the defender of animals, have been seen abandoned dogs of breeds such as pitbull and bull terrier. «There are a lot of people leaving them in other neighborhoods to avoid the fines. I have received many calls,» he said.
And what about the authorities?
Eluniversal.com.co contacted the Municipal Unit of Agricultural Technical Assistance (Umata) to know if the entity has knowledge of the situation.
Its director Gustavo Jiménez Sierra, said they have no report of this complaint. «We receive requests for expertise of technical support to the Police in cases of animal abuse, but of this we have not been notified. In the same way, we are available to check what is happening,» he said.
For his part, the commander of the Group of Environmental and Ecological Protection of the Metropolitan Police, mayor Jaider Aguilar, said they have not received allegations of the case. However, he argued that «yes, we have attended many calls from people who want to surrender their pit bulls. This, in a clear evasion of the purchase of the policy of responsibility».
The Law 1801 July 29, 2016 of the new Code of Police establishes a fine of $786.880 weights to the owners of dogs of the breed pitbull who do not have insurance policy, and $96,000 a pesos who do not pick up the feces of your pets, regardless of race.