Owner of dog rescued from Jávea river sought
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.