Man investigated after malnourished dog with a partially amputated leg discovered

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Man investigated after malnourished dog with a partially amputated leg discovered
Man investigated after malnourished dog with a partially amputated leg discovered Credit: Guardia civil

Man investigated after malnourished dog with a partially amputated leg discovered in Roquetas de Mar in Almeria.

Guardia civil officers have opened an investigation into the owner of an American Staffordshire Terrier that was discovered in a deplorable state in Roquetas de Mar. The adult dog was discovered with a partially amputated leg and was also malnourished. It was discovered in “very poor sanitary conditions” and it was living in a space filled with its own faeces.

The officers found the dog living in his own excrement where it was receiving a deficient diet too.

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The officers were able to identify the person who owns the animal and they and also verified that no medical treatment had been given for the wounds. The owner was also not able to prove that the animal had received any veterinary treatment either.

Sadly, the dog had suffered a serious injury and had a partially amputated right front leg. Due to the fact that this had not been treated the dog was facing a serious risk to its life.

The officers have been investigating the owner for a crime relating to the protection of flora, fauna and domestic animals. The proceedings have been sent to the courts of Roquetas de Mar.


Luckily the dog has now received surgery and is said to be out of danger.

As reported by Europa Press, “The Guardia Civil is carrying out an important awareness campaign against animal abuse and abandonment, also through its social networks, in which through the hashtag #yosipuedocontarlo it is intended to raise public awareness of how important it is to communicate if any animal is in a state of abuse or neglect, reporting cases through the telephone 062 or in any barracks of the Guardia Civil.”


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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