By Adéle Land
A Mojacar resident received a belated Christmas present last week as his missing dog was found after days of searching.
Denis Mendes returned home to his house in Mojacar on December 15 to find it had been burgled and the family dog, Alea, was missing.
Mendes did not know if the dog – a small, white Maltese terrier- had been spooked by the break-in and ran away, or had been stolen along with a number of valuables in the home.
An appeal went out on a local Facebook forum asking people to keep a look out for the dog, and on December 29, almost two weeks since Alea’s disappearance, Mendes posted on the forum that the little dog had been found safe and well.