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Dog abandoned in a sealed bag of rubble finds new home

Ulises is too weak to stand. SUR
Ulises is too weak to stand. SUR
  • Ulises has to take six different types of medication a day, says new carer

Ulises, the Spanish mastiff abandoned in a sealed bag of rubble in the Malaga neighbourhood of Puertosol earlier this month, now has a new home.

After being discharged from the SOS Catycan veterinary hospital, Ulises is now in the care of Inma Laure, a volunteer at the Malaga animal shelter who lives in Mijas. "He has to take six different types of medication a day," she says. "He can barely walk. In fact, it's hard for him to stand without any support. He's so skinny you can feel his bones."

In addition, while under medical supervision, Ulises tested positive for canine typhus, as well as severe dermatitis. He is also awaiting the results of the tests for leishmania, which could mean lifelong treatment.

Ulises will stay with Inma at least "until he improves".