By Wendy Williams
ANIMAL lovers have saved nearly 40 dogs from certain death after they were found in squalid conditions.
Rescuers were horrified to find 38 dogs living alongside the rotting corpses of eight that had died two months earlier.
The dogs were found after Priego de Cordoba Town Hall ordered the eviction of tenants from a house in the town.
But, after keeping the dogs for 10 days they were set to be put down, until the last minute intervention from a local animal charity saved them.
Incredibly Mascotas de Priego worked with several associations to re-house the animals, some abroad.
“As a result of hard work and a collaboration between associations none of the dogs will be put down,” Irish expat Graham Beirne, 46, told the Olive Press.
The volunteer continued: “Even in the current economic climate a lot of people have been very generous to help save them.
“What was found in the house is beyond comprehension,” he added. “Eight dogs were in an advanced state of decomposition, in the living space of the other dogs who were very scared.
“There was an unbearable stench of faeces and urine.
“The dogs are getting better, but fundraising will continue.”
Anyone wishing to help or donate should visit www.mascotasdepriego.org
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