The 2016 law that prohibits Council vets continuing to kill healthy animals held in municipal kennels, comes into force this October but there are no sanctions for those Councils vets who ignore the law and carry on killing stray cats and dogs.

According to Público, local authorities have tried to buy more time but the government has not backed down – Councils have had long enough to prepare and the 2016 law will be enforced as from October 2018.

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