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Civil Protection rescues ‘lost’ and ‘exhausted’ dogs from Mtahleb cliffs
The dogs are on their way to making a full recovery!

Emma Galea

Civil Protection Malta (CPM) went all out yesterday in an operation to save two seemingly lost dogs spotted in the Mtahleb cliff area.

CPM took to social media to recount the long, arduous, yet rewarding task.

“A search part of fire fighters from Xemxija tried to locate the dogs well into the night until the search was called off. Earlier today, the owner managed to find the dogs who were too exhausted and needed veterinary attention,” CPM wrote.

“Civil Protection Fire Fighters were called in once again and the dogs were loaded on stretchers over two to three kilometres of rough terrain, then loaded onto a rescue 4WD until the dogs were handed over to an awaiting Animal Welfare Ambulance,” it continued.

CPM went on to post a couple of photos from the ordeal, showing the tired dogs getting some well-needed rest on their stretcher.

Luckily, the dogs don’t seem to be in bad shape.

This story struck a chord with hundreds of readers, with CPM’s post amassing over 500 reactions in less than a day.

Dozens of followers also took to the post’s comments section to thank CPM for its hard work.

Thank you, Civil Protection Malta, for saving these beauties!

Main Images: Facebook/Civil Protection Malta

3rd May 2022


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as my films as she possibly can!

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