Seprona (Guardia Civil) arrested a 54-year-old woman in Albondón, after being tipped off by neighbours, for locking up her dogs lacking all basic necessities.
The Motril-based unit found the dogs which had been locked in during several months (since the beginning of the Lock Down) without food nor water and in lamentable hygienic conditions.
Outside the building, the police officers could hear weak barking coming from at least two dogs as well as the stench of putrefaction. Losing no time they used their radios to locate the owner, who resides in the village of Cádiar in the Alpujarra Granadina.
However, she refused to give the police permission to enter the building (a large shed), claiming that her two dogs were being kept in a better condition that most people are and lacked nothing. The next step was to urgently contact a magistrate for a search warrant, which was granted, so that they could legally enter.
With the assistance of a locksmith the police gained entrance only to find a heart-wrenching scene awaiting them: two skeletal dogs almost incapable of standing.
The area was invested with fleas and a full search of the building could not be carried out until they had been dealt with. Both dogs, medium-stature mongrels, had microchips.
An animal refuge association based on the coast took charge of the dogs after they received medical attention on the spot from a veterinary surgeon, according to whom the animals would not have lasted many more days in these conditions.
(News: Albondon, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)