More than 1,000 animals rescued by Malaga centre

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MALAGA’S Animals and Plants Protection Association has sheltered more than 1,000 rescued animals in just the first six months of 2015.
Out of the total (1,018) 845 were dogs and 173 cats, but also doves, turtles, hamsters, rabbits and seagulls have been looked after.
Between January and June, 11 dogs and 12 cats have died of natural causes, or put down following a vet’s decision.
More positive are the adoption numbers, as 619 animals (498 dogs and 12 cats) have found a new family, and 25 of those were sheltered by expat families.
Carmen Manzano, Head of the Association, denounced the fact that many animals that arrived at the shelter did so in a critical condition, with visible signs of violence. She talked about Nano, a puppy dog that had to be put down after having acid poured over him, sustaining injuries to 80 per cent of his body.
“Many of these animals were Christmas or First Communion gifts, abandoned on the roads,” said Manzano. She added: “I hope one day we will really be animals’ best friends.”

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