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City officials remove 8 dogs from home due to distemper

Cozumel, Q.R. — City of Cozumel authorities report removing eight dogs from a private residence after a complaint of animal abuse.

In a press release, the city says in coordination with the Subdirectorate for Animal Health and Control, Humane Society of Cozumel and the Office for the Protection of the Environment, an inspection was carried out for animal welfare derived from a complaint of animal abuse.

Officials attended a home where they found 27 dogs, most of which were in a state of malnutrition. Veterinarians of the Humanitarian Society analyzed their health and determined to withdraw eight due to symptoms of distemper. They report another six dogs were recommended to be isolated and kept under observation.

They say municipal authorities of Cozumel will issue the pertinent recommendations and carry out the necessary actions that result from animal abuse.

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