Only survivor: incredible survival of a dog who was beaten, tied in a plastic bag and dumped in a river with two other greyhounds who died
- Dogs have been found by two cyclists near Gil Gomez de Arahal, Sevilla
- The Spanish vigilante confirmed in a press statement that the three dogs had been beaten and placed in bags which were then closed with a rope
- The rescued dog, named Gabi, was also infected with parasites and recovers well, but ‘he fears men and avoids them’
A Spanish Greyhound survived unbelievably for being beaten, tied in a plastic bag and dumped in a river after he managed to stick his nose out to breathe while the bag floated in Spain.
Three dogs, all Spanish Greyhounds, were found on June 30 by two cyclists in the area known as Gil Gomez de Arahal, in the province of Seville, in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia.
Olga Diana, president of the animal protection association El Amparo del Sur, said she had driven a car there after being called on site by the cyclists, whose names have not been revealed.
The riders, she said, “saw a nose come out of one of them (the bags) and the bag was open and the dog ran away, but came back shortly afterwards.”
Pictured: when one of the dogs is pulled from the river in the area known as Gil Gomez de Arahal, in the province of Seville, in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, near the River Guadaira on June 30
Pictured: Veterinarians treat the malnourished Spanish Greyhound after it was rescued from a river in Seville
Pictured: The dog that survived moments after being rescued from the Seville river last month
Olga said volunteers from the association were on site calling the police after finding the three dogs, all of which were chipped and belonged to the same person.
The Spanish vigilante confirmed in a press statement that the three dogs had been beaten and bagged and then closed with a rope.
The dogs, all sighthounds, were then thrown into the river and only the survivor managed to pull his nose out of the bag to breathe.
The video shows volunteers taking care of the injured dog while pulling the bags with the other dogs out of the river.
The dogs’ bodies can be seen packaged in the pockets with visible wounds to their heads while the surviving dog watches.
The Civil Guard has confirmed that a 60-year-old man living in the city of Arahal is under investigation as the alleged perpetrator.
The owner of the dogs, who is not mentioned by name, has been asked to make a statement in the context of the police investigation.
The greyhound that survived was taken to the Moron de la Frontera veterinary clinic, where vets found that they had suffered a severe blow to the head, leg injuries, and further nose injuries from an improvised snout.
A video shows the seemingly malnourished greyhound on the vet’s table and is then cared for in a cage.
Pictured: Veterinarians treat the malnourished Spanish Greyhound after it was rescued from a river in Seville. The dog would recover well, but is still scared in men
All three dogs were chipped and all would have belonged to the same owner
The dog named Gabi was also infected with parasites, and Olga said the dog recovers well, but “he fears men and avoids them.”
She said they strive to officially give the dog to the association so they can help find a new family.
Javier Sanabria, coordinator of the political party PACMA (a political party for animal rights) in Seville, said that both the association and the political party reported the case.
He said greyhound killing happened, especially in areas where greyhound hunting is common, like in Andalusia and Castilla La Mancha, ‘adding is done’ for many reasons, they get old, they are useless, because the animal does not have the skills they want, but not all sighthounds are hunters or have the skills to hunt.
“According to Affinity reports, more than 50,000 greyhounds are left in Spain every year.”
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made so far, but the suspect continues to be investigated.