A British woman who runs the A New Day Spain dog refuge in Pedrera, (Seville province), has reported that she returned home on Wednesday to discover funds raised for the refuge had been stolen.
Maria Bradford, 61, told SUR in English that she and her husband Keith, 72, who has advanced dementia, had gone out for a meal at around 8.40pm on Wednesday and were only out of their home for around one hour and 20 minutes.
When the couple arrived home, Maria found that the front door of their home had been forced open.
She reported that the house and garage were ransacked and 1,700 euros belonging to the refuge had been stolen.
Their pet cockatiel and parrot were also missing, as was one of their dogs. The dog has since returned. Other items have also been taken, said Maria, after Guardia Civil officers had attended the scene.
Keith "does not understand what has happened," due to his condition, explained Maria.