A FREAK flood at an animal protection centre has swept numerous pets to their deaths.
Nine dogs and 11 cats drowned after rainwater poured into the PAD animal refuge in Mijas.
“It happened so quickly and if wasn’t for the volunteer helpers it could’ve been a lot worse,” said refuge vice president Lisa Emeny.
“It is a terrible situation. The losses are devastating to us.”
PAD claims the floods have been caused by the new sewage works next door.
The new wall built next to the treatment plant channeled the floodwater right towards the animal centre.
The centre’s manager Shantal Lancelot said: “This is the fifth year in a row that we are flooded. Every year is the same story.”
PAD is now compiling damage report and has issued a complaint against Mijas town hall.
The remaining 40 dogs and 150 cats are now safely back at the shelter but help is still needed to restore the building.
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