LOCAL Police and firefighters from Torremolinos had to rescue a dog that had been in a swimming pool area for two days.
LOCAL Police and firefighters from Torremolinos had to rescue a dog that had been in a swimming pool area for two days this Friday, April 30. As reported in SUR, town councillor Antonio Ruiz said that a neighbour had alerted the authorities after seeing the dog and said that it had been in the water for two days.
Police arrived at the house and found it to be empty, they then called the fire services to assist in the rescue of the dog, which was found to be in a state of hypothermia and unable to walk. One of the Local Police officers in attendance, who is also a vet, treated the animal before it was transferred to an animal rescue shelter in the town.
Councillor Ruiz said, “This local government team is committed to the care and respect for animals and we value the joint response of the Local Police and the firefighters for rescuing this animal whose condition had seriously deteriorated. It is a relief that we arrived when did.”
The Local Police force is now trying to find the owner of the dog, whose personal data was found on the animal’s microchip, to investigate them for a possible crime of animal abuse.
This story comes out after the town of Fuengirola announced on April 21 that it will help people to adopt animals for free in order to try and cut down on animal abandonment. Mayor Lara said he was calling people who live in Fuengirola not to abandon their pets, and “that all those people or families interested in having a new member visit the facilities of Parque Zoosanitario so that they know the pets that we keep there.”