The animals, which showed signs of dehydration, malnutrition and weakness, slipped on the plastic covering the reservoir and fell 20 meters deep.
The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia carried out an action in the municipality of Librilla that culminated in the rescue of two adult dogs that fell into an irrigation pond without water at a depth of 20 meters. The action began when the Benemérita was alerted by a neighbor of the situation of two dogs, of the Mastiff and American Staffordshire breeds.
Civil guards from the Nature Protection Service (Seprona) went to the place where they found two adult dogs that, supposedly, slipped from the edge of the reservoir to the bottom, about 20 meters deep, where they remained with no possibility of exit. . The animals, observing the presence of the agents, tried to climb up the inclined plastic wall, but they were unsuccessful.
The agents tied a climbing rope to one of the posts of the raft’s perimeter fence and went down to the place where they were, where they verified that the animals showed signs of dehydration, malnutrition and weakness and could not stand for themselves. Due to the corpulence of the dogs, the agents placed a strap under their chest and, one by one, hoisted them in a joint maneuver, pulling one of the agents by the rope, while the other accompanied and held the animal to facilitate its ascent. without risks.
After the rescue, it was found that both lacked the electronic identification implant and other elements that could facilitate the identification of their owners, so, in collaboration with the Librilla Local Police, they were collected and transferred by the services municipalities to a municipal animal shelter.
With the main objective of raising awareness among citizens so that they promote the necessary measures in the protection, management and welfare of domestic animals, as well as denouncing those behaviors contrary to animal welfare of which they are aware, the Civil Guard began the year the ‘#YoSiPodContarlo’ campaign.
The Civil Guard has been detecting an increase in citizen awareness, not only through formal complaints, but also among users of social networks, as evidenced by the fact that one of the topics that generates the most interaction among our Twitter followers and Facebook is the request for citizen collaboration to clarify crimes of mistreatment of animals. The second objective of this campaign is to make the population aware that having an animal is a great responsibility and that animal abandonment is penalized in the current Penal Code.
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