Owner of dog res­cued from Jávea river sought

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Sa­man­tha Kett

A DOG has been res­cued from the river Gor­gos in Jávea and is now re­cov­er­ing at the APASA shel­ter.

Civil Pro­tec­tion squad vol­un­teers were called out by a neigh­bour who heard howl­ing late on Tues­day night near the Avenida Augusta bridge.

The dog had bro­ken a front leg in the fall, mean­ing he had to be calmed down and then im­mo­bilised be­fore res­cuers could lift him to safety to avoid caus­ing fur­ther in­jury or dis­tress.

Other than his bro­ken leg, the an­i­mal has not suf­fered any life-threat­en­ing in­juries and is said to be 're­cov­er­ing well'.

It is be­lieved to be a male, said to be ob­vi­ously well cared­for and wear­ing a flea col­lar, sug­gest­ing he has an owner, al­though he is not chipped and does not have an ID tag.

APASA is hop­ing to find his owner, who is likely to be dis­traught and des­per­ately search­ing for him.

CB­News put out an ap­peal on Face­book, as has mayor José Chulvi – in English and Span­ish – but at the time of go­ing to press, the dog had not been claimed.

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