Esperanza Oña, the mayoress of Fuengirola, announced the launch of an Adopt-A-Dog programme in July 2012 as a result of the huge drop of dogs being adopted. In 2011 it was 134 but in the first six months of 2012 only 36 were adopted. So keen on the project was she that she adopted a dog herself, Pelayo!

More on the situation in Spanish and with a robot translation.