No. 08-2211.

568 F.3d 263 (2009)

Madeline MALDONADO, individually and on behalf of her minor children A.M.V., E.M.V., and C.M.V., et al., Plaintiffs, Appellees, v. Sol Luis FONTANES, Mayor of Barceloneta, in his personal and official capacities, Defendant, Appellant, Municipality of Barceloneta, et al., Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided June 4, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Luis F. Colon Gonzalez with whom Colon Gonzalez & Co., P.S.C. was on brief for appellant.

Pedro R. Vázquez with whom Mara S. Kortright was on brief for appellees.

Before LYNCH, Chief Judge, FARRIS and HOWARD, Circuit Judges.

LYNCH, Chief Judge.

Residents of three public housing complexes brought a civil rights suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Mayor of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, protesting the precipitous seizures and cruel killings of their pet cats and dogs. The twenty named plaintiff families assert violations of their Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable seizures of their "effects" and their Fourteenth Amendment...

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