When a woman in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria opened a refuse container in the city to drop off her rubbish, she noticed that inside was a small dog inside a backpack.
She immediately rescued the small dog and reported the incident to the Policia Local, and explained to news media that she found this abandonded dog in Calle Francisco Gourie.
The police issued a statement that said “Situations like this are difficult to understand, when a resident could place a small dog inside a backpack in a rubbish container, we find ourselves speechless.”
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