Loyal Dog Walks 125 Miles Throught Siberian Forests ‘With Tears In Her Eyes’ To Find Owner Who Rejected Her
July 22, 2019 18:18 By Fabiosa
It's impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the world. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year.
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Maru, a one-year-old Bullmastiff, was sold to a couple in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, about six months ago but the dog was returned to the kennel when the woman claimed to be ‘allergic’ to the animal.
However, as Maru was being transported along the Trans-Siberian railway to Novosibirsk, she managed to ‘open a compartment door’ on the train before she fled at a remote station and flee back towards the owner who gave her up.
Despite suffering wounds to her paws, the dog trekked through Russian taiga - swampy Siberian forest riddled with brown bears and wolves.
As reported by The Siberian Times, kennel owner Alla Morozova organized a search party and pleaded for information on social media.
Amazingly, two-and-a-half-days later, the wounded and tired dog was found at an industrial estate, close to where her owner lives. She had followed the longest railway tracks in the world for 125 miles.
Alla told the Siberian Times:
‘I’m sure she was looking for her house. Dogs are very attached to people. She did not run to Novosibirsk - she wanted to go back where she lived."
Sadly, but when Alla called the people who rejected the dog and asked them to help search for the animal they refused.
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The woman believes they were not upset about it and were absolutely indifferent about the devoted pet:
"They gave the dog away and the load fell off their shoulders,"
Maru is being treated for her injuries and has now been reunited with her mum and dad at the kennel.
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It seems that this dog only proved that people can sometimes be crueler than animals, forgetting that our four-legged friends are sentient beings and have as much right to be here as we do. They deserve to be treated better!