The Guardia Civil has rescued two adult dogs that had fallen to a depth of more than three metres in an abandoned irrigation pond in Lorca (Murcia), as reported by sources of the Armed Institute in a statement.
The action was initiated when the Benemérita was alerted by a hiker of the situation of two dogs, one of German Shepherd breed and another mestizo, who were inside an irrigation pond in the area of the old brick factory of La Torrecilla.
Officers from the Puerto Lumbreras post went to the scene, where they found the dogs exhausted and showing signs of dehydration. One of them also had one of its legs amputated, which made it difficult for it to climb to reach the surface.
As it was impossible for the animals to get out by their own means, the civil guards arranged for their rescue, lowering one of them into the raft to place a rope around their bodies. In this way, the animals were lifted in a joint manoeuvre, one of the officers pulling the rope while the other held it to facilitate the dogs’ safe ascent.
Once the rescue was complete, the officers found that the dogs lacked the electronic identification implant and other elements that could facilitate the location of their owners, which was reported to the Local Police of Lorca.