CAMPAIGNERS are running out of time to save more than 30 abandoned dogs from being put down.
Pest control company Athisa is taking over a municipal pound in Motril on February 28, and any dogs not homed by then may be ‘sacrificed,’ according to a memo from the town hall.
Once the pound changes hands, Athisa will not actively seek adoption for the canines and will rely on kind-hearted volunteers to foster and care for them.
British expat Fran Scott, from nearby Restabal, said: “Spain is one of the worst places in Europe for its attitude to animals.
“We hope we can stop any more dogs being killed and to try and raise awareness that animals are sentient beings.”
The pound welcomed 1,200 abandoned dogs last year alone.
Visit Facebook page SOS Animales Motril – Granada for more information.