We're a nation of animal lovers. Everyone knows. We Brits are appalled at the way the Spaniards let their dogs wander unattended, how dogs are left to fend for themselves and, worst of all, how the Spanish simply abandon their dogs when they go off for their annual holiday.
I was talking to a British woman who runs a local charity to look after abandoned dogs. She tells me that lots of Britons are upping sticks and returning to the UK or are taking their long summer holidays outside of Spain. She tells me that these people are abandoning their dogs.