The Prosecutor's Office has requested one year in prison for the alleged abusers of King, the poor dog which was found on the verge of death in the Volcán de la Corona in February 2016 after being brutally beaten with sticks and stones, by two men. It has also been requested that the two defendants, both Spanish Nationals named only by the initials S.M.H.S. and A.D.L.M.H.S., are disqualified , for three years of entering into any profession, trade or commerce that is related to animals, and also from keeping any animals.
The Public Prosecutor's Office considers that the two defendants, by "prior and mutual agreement", went to the Volcán de la Corona on February 28th, 2016 "taking a male dog without a chip and with the intention of causing physical and unjustified harm to the animal, with a wooden stick. They beat the dog and repeatedly kicked it. Then they threw him down the slope of the mountain and hurled a stone on top of him ".
According to the prosecution, the two defendants inflicted"an open wound on the head, hemorrhaging to the nose causing respiratory failure, endangering the life of the animal, which was later diagnosed with severe traumatic brain injury and contusions of the thorax ", facts that constitute an offence of animal abuse.
A couple who were walking through the area found the animal after hearing "howls of real pain," and shouted at the abusers to stop. The two men escaped in their vehicle.
After being rescued by the couple, the dog was handed over to the Local Police, who contacted the animal charity Sara, where King arrived in a very critical condition. Fortunately, he survived and was given a new home.
A year later, Sara announced that Seprona had managed to identify and charge the alleged animal abusers thanks to help from local residents, a year later after the alleged offence.