Story By: Lisa-Maria Goertz, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A man has been accused of adopting puppies on the pretence of giving them a home and then feeding them to his snakes.
The incident was reported in the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes
The man in question, identified by local newspapers Infobae, TN and 24 Horas as Kevin Peralta de la Torre, has been accused by various Facebook users, who accuse him and his partner Aleh Ortlsaias, of asking for homeless dogs that he said he would adopt after speaking to owners on social media.
Reportedly, once the pair were given the dogs, they would block those who had given them on their phones and social media accounts.
Social media user ‘Shalom Escudero’ posted: “This guy kills them. It was known a long time ago that he has a snake farm.”
“They request small dogs to feed their snakes. He has already deleted his Facebook and blocks the cell phone of the people who donated a puppy to him.”
Another user, ‘Karen Marquez’, wrote: “He is Kevin Peralta de la Torre, responsible for the disappearance of more than 11 puppies (to this day) which were given to him for adoption at different times… in the span of 4 months.
“On 12th August of this year, Kevin appeared at my home at 2 in the morning, for my safety I did not open the door, he stayed outside my house until 7:40 a.m. waiting for me to open the door.
“He asked me to delete my publication… He was desperate, but I told him I would not delete it until he gave me proof that all the puppies were okay and to tell me what people he left them with.”
Marquez went on to say that he was unable to show her any proof and sent her photos of street dogs which were clearly not the same dogs.
Marquez says she has denounced Peralta for animal abuse at the Aguascalientes Attorney General’s Office.
According to national newspaper TN, the current situation is known by officials but there is no official information about whether an investigation has been opened.
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