The Mastin case now closed – Update

The Mastin update We have now closed the Mastin killer case. The full reasons cannot be disclosed but we want to assure all those that followed and supported this case that  Actin’s […]

The Mastin update

We have now closed the Mastin killer case.

The full reasons cannot be disclosed but we want to assure all those that followed and supported this case that  Actin’s legal team worked beyond the call of duty, in the quest to achieve a satisfactory result and bring the killer to justice.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to continue with the investigation.

Actin made every effort to support the case financially and the total cost was 1,948.10 Euros, this included cost to the court, legal paperwork and expenses. Our legal team work for bear minimum costs in support of animal welfare cases. The total amount paid by Actin was 1200 Euros.

We understand the difficulties in raising funds for cases such as this and we continue to apply for sponsorship, as we know it is important for the future, if the laws in Spain are to be changed;  to be successful in bringing those who commit crimes against animals to justice, will be instrumental in that quest.

Actin are learning a lot about many relevant things in the pursuit of our cause and this case taught us a lot and helped us ascertain a lot more information, which will be invaluable for the future.

Anyone reporting a cruelty and needing support from our team, can apply to Actin with evidence of the crime and a signed contract and commitment to see through the case. If for any reason the witness is unable to continue, they will then be responsible for any legal fees and expenses that have been caused.

All financial commitment for cases will be taken on merit.

In the bigger picture we know that it isn’t easy to report crimes and to go through the process but for the long term of making cruelty a criminal act, which is taken seriously by the authorities and the Spanish government, to help effect change for the future, it is something that must be done wherever possible.

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July 9th update

On the 4th July the witness attended an identity parade. The witness was 100% sure that the killer of the Mastin was not there. Furthermore our legal team have spoken with the lawyer who is representing the Mastin owner, who alleges that up to date, five of the owner's Mastin's have been killed, allegedly by another man, who we don't know the identity of but obviously the witness knows his description. Therefore this case is not closed; we are waiting for some further investigations and will report soon. In the meantime we continue to ask for your support in this case; whether the killer who was presumed to be the owner (now we must presume it is not), or is a man with a possible grudge against the owner, or dogs/Mastins in general, we still need to find the killer and stop him from doing it again, and bring him to justice for his actions of course.

We will be publishing a poster for supporters to share, that may help with enquiries.