Dog dies of a broken heart after being abandoned at Columbia airport

Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 22:48 IST | mid-day online correspondent

A devastated dog has is believed to have died of a broken heart after she was abandoned by her owner at an airport

A devastated dog has is believed to have died of a broken heart after she was abandoned by her owner at an airport. The dog, who was called Nube Viajera by the vets who treated her, spent a month wandering around the terminal at Colombia’s Palonegro airport waiting for her owner to come back. She eventually gave up hope, and died.

Dog dies of a broken heart after being abandoned at Columbia airportThe abandoned dog. Pic/YouTube screengrab

Alejandro Sotomonte Nino, a vet from the Colombian Animal Protection Foundation, told The Metro, "The hypothesis we have is that a traveller abandoned it. Apparently, during the first month that the dog was at the airport, it was going through the halls looking for someone, possibly the owner."

Cloder back to home, Mumbaikars have come a long way when it comes to abandoning their pets. Activists and animal lovers are fuming over the increasing number of cases of people discarding their pets to avoid caring for them. In the latest such instance, a Great Dane was found abandoned near Waghobha ghat in Palghar, which houses leopards and hyenas, in September.

There have been many such cases. A few months back, animal lover Kaushal Dubey found a black Labrador abandoned in Aarey Colony forest area.


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