Storm drain dog rescue in Alhabia, Almeria

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ORDEAL: The dogs were trapped underground for at least two days. CREDIT: Almeria Guardia Civil

TWO dogs trapped in a storm drain in Alhabia for at least two days are recovering in a Pechina animal rescue centre following a Guardia Civil rescue.

Local residents alerted the emergency services to the dogs’ plight after hearing their anguished barks.

With the help of the fire service, Guardia officers discovered the terrified animals several metres underground in a horizontal section of the drain. They believe the dogs had got in through a gap in the cement drain cover, but had been unable to get back out again.

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Neighbours had been getting food to the animals through the hole in the cover. By the time the officers got down to them and managed to bring them up they were in a state of great distress although unharmed.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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