A BLIND dog suffering from a severe skin disease has been rescued after its callous owner abandoned it in Alicante city.
The Canine Unit of Alicante Policia Locale rescued the dog in Poeta Pastor Street in a ‘very serious, dehydrated and dying state’.
The animal was microchipped, allowing the owner to be tracked down and charged with abandonment and animal abuse.
Agents discovered the dog was blind, and also suffering from a skin disease, thought to be scabies or leishmaniasis.
José Ramón González, the city’s mayor of Security, thanked the Canine Unit for the ‘excellent work being carried out daily in the city’.
González reminded citizens that if they observe any animals suffering from abuse they should call the police.