The truth is that we don’t deserve dogs. Recently, a dog traveled 125 miles to try and return to the only home she’d known, with an owner who so callously got rid of her after just a few months.
Manora, or Maru as she’s nicknamed, is a bull mastiff who was bought from Alla Morozova, a breeder in Novosibirsk, Siberia, by a couple when she just a five-month-old puppy.
Six months later, the dog’s owner got in contact with the kennel, saying that she, “No longer wanted Maru because she was allergic.”
“I never give up my puppies and when a dog is bought, it is stipulated that the owners should inform me if they do not need a dog anymore,” Morozova said.
The couple arranged have Maru sent back to the breeder on a train. However, the ride turned out to be a very traumatic experience for the poor animal. She ended up having a panic attack when the train was stopped about 125 miles from her home, in a station at Achinsk.
Breeder Morozova told the Siberian Times, “The dog jumped on the compartment door, kicked the handle to open it, and almost threw the conductor out of the way. She jumped out like a bullet. When the door opened to the platform, she jumped out into the night.”
Maru clearly just wanted to go home, but sadly she didn’t understand why she was being sent away.
Her former owners were made aware that Maru had gone missing, but Morozova was told that they had no interest in the matter and didn’t want to have anything to do with her, much less be bothered looking for her.
“That angered me. The owners were not upset at all, like, well, the dog is lost and that’s all right. That was their answer,” Morozova said. “They gave the dog away and the load fell off their shoulders.”
Maru was eventually found 48 hours later close to her previous home, as she was trying to locate her owners: “She had walked and run for two and a half days. Luckily, neither bears ate her, nor wolves chewed her up,” Morozova explained.
When she was found, Maru was in very bad shape. She even looked as if she’d been “crying”.
“Volunteers found her in an industrial zone. The dog was very tired. She was lame, her paws were broken. The pads were damaged. Her muzzle was broken. Maru fell from the railway embankment,” Morozova said. “She did not run to Novosibirsk, she wanted to go back where she lived. It is surprising that she went the right way.”
Maru is now getting treatment for all her injuries and will hopefully receive the attention and care she deserves with a loving family.
Before adopting or buying a dog from a breeder, make sure to know if you have any known allergies as 3 in 10 people have allergic reactions to cats and dogs.
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