Rescue: Dog discovered abandoned on roof terrace in Malaga

Rescue: Dog discovered abandoned on roof terrace in Malaga

Credit: Malaga Local Police

Rescue: Dog discovered abandoned on a roof terrace in Malaga. The dog was found with barely any water and with rotting food.
Officers from the Malaga Police have rescued a dog that was “abandoned” on a roof terrace of a block of flats which was allegedly full of squatters. The dog was a Belgian Malinois Shepherd and was surprisingly found in good health despite the terrible conditions it was discovered in.
After the police were alerted to the animal’s situation officers from the nature protection group headed to the block of flats located in Segismundo Moret street. They tried to gain access to the block of flats multiple times and finally made it up onto the rooftop terrace.
Officers from the Local Police discovered the dog on the rooftop. There was nothing to prevent it from escaping or being taken. The dog was found with rotting food, barely any water and no protection from the weather. It was also surrounded by his own faeces and urine. Sharp objects were discovered on the roof which could injure the animal or even be swallowed by it.
The dog was wearing a punishment collar to stop it from barking. These collars are not allowed under the animal protection rules.
The animal was rescued by the officers. The dog did not have a microchip and none of the residents of the building claimed ownership of the animal. An investigation has been opened to discover who the owner is.

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