The Animal Party Cyprus (APC) said it had sent a delegation to meet the Mayor of Polis following the death of a dog at the local pound, which had been left dead in a cage for three days.
In a statement, the party said its president Kyriacos Kyriacou, vice chairwoman Angela Agathanggelou and secretary Andy Pearson met with the Mayor of Polis, Angelos Georgiou and the district veterinary officer, Hadjiphilipou Philippos.
“Although it is known that the cage has been used by the municipality to hold dogs, the circumstances surrounding the death of the unfortunate animal remain shrouded in mystery,” the party said.
It said however that the mayor told the delegation that a new municipal pound was under construction, and they were invited to view the work so far.
ΑPC said its suggestion that the Mayor support local NGOs which deal with animal rescue was welcomed.
“The mayor agreed to enter into talks with three parties – the APC secretary; members of the APC Polis Monitoring Group, and representatives from local NGOs,” the party said.
A meeting is scheduled after Easter celebrations to discuss local animal welfare issues “and ensure that the municipality’s policies are made as inclusive as possible on a mutually beneficial basis”.
“This ground-breaking achievement is dedicated to the unknown dog whose sad and lonely death will lead to better things for other animals,” the party added.