EXCLUSIVE: By Rob Horgan
TWO heroic expats crawled down a storm drain to rescue seven stranded pooches after they were thrown out of a car by their owner.
Brit Gill Swain and South African Lee Kimber crawled on their stomachs through the muddy drain for 40 metres to save the distressed dogs.
After a painstaking three-hour rescue operation, six pointer/labrador cross puppies and their mother were successfully recovered.
Swain, who works at Cat and Dog World in Alhaurin el Grande, said: “It was horrible. Snails were crunching under our bodies as we shuffled along the drain, the smell was unbearable.
“But I am so glad we did it. With all the rain we have had, the puppies would have drowned down there.”
Kimber, 43, got involved in the rescue after S.O.S Animals Spain appealed for a ‘small person’ to step in, after a passer by spotted the dogs being thrown from a car.
She said: “It was quite scary in the drain. I didn’t realise how far along we had crawled until we reached the dogs and I turned around.
“We were covered in mud, slime and goodness knows what else by the end of it, but it was worth it to get the dogs out.”
If you are interested in rehoming the dogs, contact S.O.S Animals on 635 987 680