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    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Animal welfare groups will help Puerto Rico housing project residents pursue legal action after animal control workers seized their pets and hurled them to their deaths from a bridge, an activist said Sunday.

    Puerto Rico-based Friends of the Animals, which rescues and rehabilitates abandoned pets and farm animals, and several other groups will help the grieving pet owners aggressively pursue claims of animal cruelty and civil rights violations, said the organization's director, Elizabeth Kracht.

    Residents in low-income housing in the north coast city of Barceloneta said animal control workers threatened to evict them last week for keeping dogs or cats. Days after they reluctantly handed their pets over, dozens of animals seized were found thrown to their deaths from a tall bridge in a nearby town.


    Dead dogs are covered with lime, which was spread by officials, in a bushy area under a bridge in the northern town of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. Animal control workers seized dozens of dogs and cats from housing projects in the neighboring town of Barceloneta and hurled them 50 feet (15 meters) from a bridge to their deaths, authorities and witnesses said Friday.

    "These people were given permission by the government to go to the homes of these residents and to take away their pets," Kracht said.

    Barceloneta Mayor Sol Luis Fontanez has said the municipality ordered the removal of the pets, but he blamed the massacre on a contractor hired to take the dogs and cats to a shelter. He said he would cancel the contract with the company and that city lawyers were weighing a possible lawsuit.

    Phone calls to the contractor, Animal Control Solutions, went unanswered Sunday.
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    ...Phone calls to the contractor, Animal Control Solutions, went unanswered Sunday...

    They were closed because it's wrong to hurl innocent puppies and kittens off a bridge to their deaths on the Sabbath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    ...Phone calls to the contractor, Animal Control Solutions, went unanswered Sunday...

    They were closed because it's wrong to hurl innocent puppies and kittens off a bridge to their deaths on the Sabbath.
    Then again, name one contractor in the U.S. that works past 1PM Saturday (if that late) on the weekend. Once again, The U.S. inspires the world!
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    Thats fucked up!!!!!!!
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