A man and a woman, aged 62 and 66, were accused on suspicion of committing crimes of falsification of documents, usurpation of duties and qualified mockery, in the municipality of Tavira, the GNR revealed today.
The operation was conducted by the Nucleus of Investigation of Crimes and Environmental Disputes of the Service of Protection of the Nature and Environment of the GNR.
The suspects went through veterinary doctors and ran a clandestine clinic in their home, forging vaccination reports of animals with a stamp that was not known and unknown in the Veterinary Medical Association in Portugal and Spain.
In the same space, they created and sold dogs of various breeds, from German shepherd, labrador, yorkshire and pinscher, always with vaccination bulletins with falsified stamp and signature.
The investigation had been in progress since July 2018 and culminated in four searches, one in the home and three in vehicles.
132 ampoules for animal vaccination, 61 syringes and 192 needles, three vials with injectable solution for canids, medicines for dogs, business cards with indication of activity and location of visas, two laptops and three mobile phones, documents related to the veterinary activity and a false stamp with veterinarian registration.
In the space, 48 canines were detected, without registration and license of the animals in the parish council, lacking a kennel license (necessary for a space that has more than seven animals) and non-compliance with the requirements of sale of companion animals , and the corresponding administrative records were prepared.
In this action were committed 23 soldiers of the Territorial Command of Faro, assisted by a veterinarian of the Food and Veterinary Service of the Algarve Region and a veterinary doctor of the municipality of Tavira.