Puerto Rico Tourism Officials Condemn Pet Incident on Island

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company and the Government of Puerto Rico issued a statement saying they were appalled by the unfortunate incident that occurred in the municipality of Barceloneta, where approximately 50 dogs and cats were allegedly tossed from a bridge by workers of a private company contracted by the municipality of Barceloneta to remove pets from a residential housing project, and take them to a local shelter. PRTC and the Government of Puerto Rico, according to a written statement, "condemn these criminal acts, and classify them as cruel, inhumane and shameless actions committed by indecent people. This truly unfortunate incident is an isolated one and this is the first time that the island has encountered such a situation." According to the statement, The PRTC "is doing everything possible to obtain reliable, up-to-the-minute information on this situation and will make additional details available as they become known." Visit [www.gotopuertorico.com]. (JP)