Fines for animal neglect in Spain according to the Animal Welfare Act 2023. Failure to report the loss or theft of a pet within 48 hours will be considered abandonment, which is a serious offence and will be penalised by fines ranging from €10,001 to €50,000 and up to €200,000 if considered "very serious".
How are pets treated in Spain?
Pet laws in SpainAdditionally, new national animal welfare laws came into effect in 2022. Pets are now considered sentient beings and cannot be seized, abandoned, mistreated, or removed from the owner without good reason. New laws also cover shared ownership if couples divorce or separate.