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British holidaymakers spend €1,250 helping stray dog in Spain
• Chris Thornton with a healthy Noa today
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A BRITISH couple on holiday in Spain have spent over €1,250 saving the life of a dog who had been chained up and left to die.
Chris and Bob Thornton, from Cumbria, discovered the German shepherd outside an abandoned cottage near Mount Sagra, near Alicante, on Christmas Day last year.
“I don’t think she would have survived another night,” said health visitor Chris.
“She was very emaciated and could barely stand. She had a huge raw wound around her neck where the chain had cut in as she struggled to get free.”
The couple released the dog, who they named Noa, gave her water, and returned the next day to feed her some turkey left over from their Christmas dinner.
They then took Noa to a vet who treated her neck wound and transferred her to a rescue centre.
But on returning to the UK, Chris and Bob decided they wanted to keep Noa – and so paid the rescue centre €750 to nurse her back to good health.
They later paid a further €500 to fly Noa to their home in the Lake District.
“She is quite stocky now, she has loads of strength,” said Chris.
“She will certainly have a better Christmas this year than the one she endured last year,” she added.
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