By Ryan Harrison
THE ABANDONED dog which appeared in yesterday's Bulletin is in search of a new owner to rescue him.
Caramelo, who was pictured with the Vice President of the Centro Canino dog shelter yesterday, has been homeless for over a month now, although the centre was flooded by scores of calls yesterday from people offering to help Caramelo and the other dogs and cats at the centre. Staff at the refuge, who have appealed to save their shelter after plans to demolish it, have asked for animal-lovers to come forward and find the two-yearold Cocker Spaniel a home. Julie Ford, Vice President of the dog sanctuary said: “Someone had tied him to a door outside our office and left him there. He was in such a state, all skin and bones.” “We thought he was going to die because he had kidney problems. But now he's wonderful,” she added.
After three or four days on a drip the dog surprised the staff at Centro Canino by making a full recovery. “He is called Caramelo because of his sweet nature and his colour,” Margarita, a committee member, said yesterday. His only requirement is a special mix of dry food for his kidneys, but staff say all he really needs is a loving home.

In her 34th year at the shelter, Margarita appealed to anyone interested to come forward. “The owner doesn't have to have a great area of land as he's only a small dog. He hardly ever barks and has had all his injections. Caramelo is one of over 300 abandoned dogs and cats at the shelter, which is facing its biggest crisis since it was founded by British resident Jane Reynolds in the late 60*s.

Bulldozers are closing in to make way for the new Palma Green Belt, while building work has been stopped on the shelter's new site following complaints from neighbours.

Anyone interested in offering Caramelo a home is to call the Centro Canino on 971297914.


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