A few days ago Kimba took charge of a poor Pointer who, as you can see in the photos, was a walking skeleton, malnourished, abused, incapable of moving, and the list goes on.
We immediately took her to our veterinarian who had to operate on her urgently. We found out that in addittion to the long list of other problems, Linda had also been pregant, and in giving birth she had complications, and some of her puppies died inside of her uterus and they rotted inside of her, so the bones of her unborn offsprings had to be removed from her
It has been very difficult trying to help her recover. Our financial situation is like that of any other animal protectorate in Spain, we are faced with surgical interventions, blood analyses and treatments. But her fortitude will help her to recover, though it will be a problem for her owner.
This poor little hunting dog has suffered the unsufferable. These are the breeds who suffer the most in Spain; they are neither pets nor companions to anyone. They are merely tools to be used in Jaén and discarded in Cádiz. But her lord and master has had the misfortune that his tool has an identification chip, and there has been no report filed of her being lost of stolen.
Hence, her miserable owner has had a denouncement filed against him, and we are hoping that articles 632.2 and 337 of the penal code, which both the prosecutor's office as well as the government news office boast about to those of us in animal rescue, trying to tell us that the animals in Spain are protected. Let's hope that we don't have similar situation to a previous one from Courtroom number 3 in Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz) where the owners of two abandoned and microchip identified dogs (who had posed to threat to highway safety) were fined 60 euros. And on top of that the judge asked us why we had picked the dogs up off of the roadway.
Of course that day these articles were not mentioned in the courtroom, and both the animals and ourselves were completely humiliated.
So we don't believe the words that the administration repeat time and time again. We will publish the outcome of this denouncement and, if we have to, we will do so in the languages of every civilised country. Linda does not have a voice, but we have thousands of voices, both in Spain and abroad, and we will not give up until we have shamed those who derserve it, and see to it that justice is done for this poor little long-suffering dog.
Linda in a wonderful foster home recovering from all of the abuse and from her operation.
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