With the exception of my real children, I love my dogs as much as anything else in the entire world.
They’re my fur-babies, those I have adopted and taken on the responsibility to raise and care for. We share a bond that’s as sacred to me as it is to them, and as a result there is no scenario or circumstance that could force me to mistreat them.
Sadly, the same cannot be said of everyone. There exist people who don’t grant a dog’s life the same status as that of a human’s, there are people who are happy to buy or take in a dog one day, only to dump or abandon it the next.
A loyal dog in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, is now making headlines for having walked 125 miles ‘with tears in her eyes’ in a bid to reunite herself with the owners who didn’t want her.
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Maru is a one-year-old Bullmastiff who was sold to a couple in Krasnoyarsk about six months ago. It wasn’t long before the dog was returned to is previous kennel, however, with the woman claiming that she was allergic.
It transpired that Maru had other plans. Whilst being transported back to Novosibirsk, she managed to escape from the Trans-Siberian railway by using her paws to open a compartment door as it stopped at a small station.
Maru the Russian dog makes a daring escape from a train and walks 125 miles through Siberia to try and get back to owner who rejected her and sent her back to kennelhttps://t.co/iEVD8NRzHP
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According to The Siberian Times, kennel owner Alla Morozova had already agreed with the couple that Maru would be placed on the train and returned to her.
Alla explained: “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.”
125 miles in the journey, it’s thought Maru got scared and escaped the train as it came to a stop. This in spite of the fact she had an attendant there to watch her and make sure she was OK during the journey.
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Alla said: “She had been brought by her owners, then they disappeared somewhere. The noise of the train scared her…”
Upon Maru’s escape, her owners were called and asked to help in the search for her. They refused, however, and Alla says they did not care at all that the dog was lost.
“They gave the dog away and the load fell off their shoulders,” the kennel owner said.
Incredibly, Maru was eventually found just two and a half days later in Krasnoyarsk; the town where her former owners lived. Alla said it was incredibly lucky that she hadn’t been attacked by bears or wolves during the journey, with it suspected that she followed the railway track all the way back home.
After covering the distance of 125 miles, the pads on her paws were damaged and she had sustained an injury to her muzzle. She was exhausted, and volunteers who found her said she was “even in tears”.
Maru is now back in the kennels in Novosibirsk, living with her mom and dad, and is steadily recovering from her ordeal.
What a fighter Maru proved she is! After all she’s been through, she deserves a loving forever home, and we hope she gets it.
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