Almeria residents rescue two dogs left in roasting car

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La Rambla, Almeria

SIX residents in Almeria City rescued two dogs that had been left inside a car in extreme temperatures at the weekend (Saturday July 18).
“We alerted police at around 3pm, after seeing the two dogs left inside a car in La Rambla,” said one of the residents, Jose Cano, to Spanish daily “We told the officers the dogs were suffering: they were panting and the temperatures inside were extreme. The officers said the situation was not as bad as the dogs had some water inside the car and the windows were open by a few centimetres. In any case, they said, they could not do anything as the municipal animal pound is not open during the weekends.”
Witnesses claimed the police then left the scene.
But the neighbours were not happy with the officers’ reaction and began pouring cold water on the vehicle to decrease the temperatures, until they were able to open the car and rescue the two animals.
“After that the police came to ask as for our personal details just in case the owner, who turned up at around 5pm, filed a lawsuit against as. It was outraging,” said Mr Cano.

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