Well-known Canine Peanut has bitten the Minister of State Akis Skertsos at a gathering on the Prime Minister’s workplace on Wednesday.
In response to sources current on the taking place, Peanut bit the minister and fled the scene straight after the alleged incident.
Peanut grew to become a resident of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ workplace in Might 2021.
He adopted Peanut after visiting animal welfare volunteers on World Stray Animals Day in April. The canine, who usually wears a blue bandana over his collar, has been noticed roaming the rooms of the official residence, referred to as Maximos Mansion.
Mitsotakis’ authorities has led efforts to crack down on animal cruelty.
Parliament final yr voted to make critical animal abuse punishable by as much as 10 years in jail. Final week, lawmakers permitted plans to create a nationwide pet registry with DNA samples of cats and canine that haven’t been sterilized.
Final yr, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, a former senior decide, adopted Calypso, a stray cat rescued on the island of Karpathos.
The 2 have been photographed collectively for social media posts.