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Urgent appeal for animal adopters in Costa Blanca

FOLLOWING an operation carried out by the Guardia Civil in Torrevieja which involved them seizing a number of animals, an urgent appeal has been made for people to adopt some of those taken in.

The animals were found roaming around close to a finca in the Torrevieja urbanisation of El Limonar, among others that were discovered during the exercise which arrested 30 members of an alleged criminal gang.

According to a report in the Spanish media, Councillor Carmen Morate said that the court had asked the town hall to look for new homes for the animals, but with the local shelter already housing 35 animals there isn’t enough space to accommodate them all.

In total, there are 13 adult Spanish greyhounds (Galgos), 10 puppies, a Rottweiler, a podenco, a mini Doberman, three horses, a ferret and a piranha.

The 10 puppies are presently being cared for by a volunteer in their home until they are old enough to be adopted shortly when they reach six-weeks-old.

If anyone wants to adopt one at the time, they will need to be formally interviewed and approved by a judge due to the animals being official wards of court.

To apply to home one of these animals, please e-mail: or via Facebook at Concejalía de Protección Animal de Torrevieja.

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