THE Guardia Civil have rescued seven seriously malnourished and dehydrated dogs from a property in Penaguila.
Officers from the Alicante Guardia’s SEPRONA Nature Protection Service found the dogs were kept in appallingly unhygienic conditions with hardly any food or water and very little light or ventilation, as a video of them going into the property clearly illustrates.
El SEPRONA de la GC Alicante rescata a 7 perros de caza que se encontraban encerrados en una finca, en pésimas condiciones.
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The Guardia inspection of the kennels, carried out with the assistance of a vet, also revealed the dogs were tied up on such short leads it was hard for them to lie down. On top of that the seven were covered in injuries and fleas.
Checks showed there were no identification documents for four of the dogs, and their vaccination and parasite prevention records were not up-to-date.
SEPRONA put the dogs in the care of the Ibi Animal Protection society. At the same time, they filed a report against the 62-year old property owner for a number of violations of the Valencia region pet animal protection law.
Potential fines for breaking the law run from €30 to €18,000.
Posting on Twiitter, the Alicante Guardia Civil reminded the public to report any similar cases of animal mistreatment by calling 062 or emailing [email protected]