A dog has reportedly died of a broken heart after she was abandoned by her owner at Columbian airport.
The dog was named “Nube Viajera” which means a “Wandering Cloud” – by the vets who treated her. She spent months wandering around the Columbian airport, waiting for her owner to come back and take her home. Sadly, that day never came.
According to workers at the airport, she was quite hopeful, cheerful and healthy initially. She used to roam around the airport sniffing people she met at the terminal, trying to find her owner. She eventually gave up and stopped eating. The people and workers at the airport tried to feed her but she refused to eat and cowered in a corner of the airport.
Animal Shelter was called for help
Some people called an animal shelter to help Nube Viajera but by the time help arrived, she was so weak due to malnourishment that she couldn’t even stand.
Despite being given proper care, food and medicine by the vets, her physical and mental health deteriorated. She eventually passed away after a month. Vets reported that the mental health deterioration linked to her loss of hope of being reunited with her owner, lead to her demise.
“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. That state of waiting deteriorated its health, to the point that she no longer received food,”Alejandro Sotomonte Nino, a vet from the Colombian Animal Protection Foundation, said.