Man arrested for abandonment and mistreatment of 19 dogs

NEGLECTED: One of the dogs found on a farm in El Ejido, Almeria NEGLECTED: One of the dogs found on a farm in El Ejido, Almeria Photo: Guardia Civil

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested a man after 19 neglected dogs were found on a farm in El Ejido, Almeria.

Two of the dogs were found lifeless and were being devoured by the rest.

The remainder of the animals had a clear signs of starvation.

The surviving dogs have been transferred to an animal protection association in Almeria in a bid to save their lives.

In addition the Guardia Civil also recovered a stolen van from the property.

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