Scores of dead dogs near footpath above Torremolinos

GROTESQUE GRAVE: Remains appear to be at least a decade old.

THE discovery of tens of dog remains in rubbish bags near a footpath have led to a public outcry.

Residents have hit out at Torremolinos Council over the grisly find in an improvised landfill in the mountains above the popular holiday and yearround residential resort.

The decomposed dog remains were mixed with household rubbish in dozens of bags.

The Torrenatura Facebook group say the town hall – that claims it only learned of the dog remains last week – was alerted to the grotesque grave over two years ago.

“We told them in 2015, though they say the call came last Friday,” said Head of the activists, Sergio Morales.

“Hopefully now it has come out in the media things will be handled responsibly.

“The first thing we ask is that the authorities find the person or people responsible, and then clean this zone to restore its environmental status.”

The area is part of the Camino del Agua hiking route, with the spot where the remains were found recently declared a site of special interest by Torremolinos Council.

It is also close to kennels previously run by a disgraced former manager of a municipal dog pound, as well as an area used by people with hunting dogs.

The matter has been reported to the local courts with Guardia Civil officers claiming that most remains appear at least a decade old.

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