WATCH: Spain’s Guardia Civil rescues puppies ‘shamelessly left to die’ in a bin

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GUARDIA CIVIL and animal rescue SOS 112 Vagabundos have hit out at the heartless person who dumped puppies ‘to die’ in a bin in Badajoz, while thanking residents for alerting them to the callous act.

In the last half an hour, a video of the puppies has been released, with the Guardia Civil posting: “We are in times when Covid-19 has focused the efforts of all of Spain, but there are situations that unfortunately do not change and that we have to continue to attend as we have always done.

“Yesterday some neighbours from Tavaveral La Real warned us of crying they heard from inside an organic waste container, where we found inside a sack two newborn greyhound puppies that someone, without shame, had thrown to let them die.”

SOS 112 Vagabundos were alerted and have taken them into their facilities.

The Guardia Civil continued: “Unfortunately there are things that do not change, luckily citizen collaboration remains intact, many thanks to the neighbours for letting us know and being able to save the lives of these two puppies,” and urged: “Don’t abandon animals, warn a foster centre.”


SOS 112 Vagabundos posted the video with the message: “We need your help in coronavirus times. Officers from the Guardia Civil and Local Police of Talavera la Real (Badajoz) rescued two greyhound puppies….that had been thrown inside a container.

“They contacted us to ensure the well-being of the puppies that are now in our facilities.

Reminding people that as well as being moral unacceptable, dumping animals in also an offence. “The Guardia Civil is investigating this event as an alleged crime of animal abuse, defined in the Penal Code, and we have also reported it.”


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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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