Two young dogs that were left to drown in a water channel in Lagoa were rescued by GNR police on Friday (June 10).
The pups were found by a local resident who alerted GNR.
The animals were then rescued by a group of agents, who also fed and cleaned them before handing them over to the local kennel.
Two gypsy men aged 24 and 45, who live in Estômbar, were identified by police and indicted for “animal abandonment”.
GNR spokesperson José Palhau told the Resident that people are free to contact GNR police to report cases of animal abandonment and mistreatment, either by calling their local GNR station or the ‘Linha SOS Ambiente’ hotline (800 200 520).