Dog walks 125 miles with tears in her eyes to go back to owner who abandoned her: 'She was very tired and her paws were broken'
A dog traveled 200 kilometers (approximately 125 miles) to go back home after its owner callously abandoned her just months after bringing her home.
Manora, a bull mastiff nicknamed Maru, was bought from breeder Alla Morozova in Novosibirsk, Siberia by a couple when she was a puppy of five months.
Just six months later, the owner called the kennel and said she no longer wanted the dog because she was "allergic".
They put the dog on a train with an attendant so Maru could go back to the breeder.
However, the train ride had been scary for Maru who had a panic attack when the train stopped at a station in Achinsk, 200 kilometers away from her home.
"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," Morozova told the Siberian Times. "When the door opened to the platform, she jumped out into the night."
Maru wanted to go back home and did not understand that she had been abandoned and was unwanted.
She did not look back.
The owners were informed that Maru had been missing, but Morozova was told that they did not want anything to do with her and refused to look for her.
In fact, they were not even upset, she said. "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."
Morozova started looking for Maru.
The dog was found near her former home more than 48 hours later trying to look for her owners.
"She had walked and run for two and a half days. Luckily, neither bears ate her, nor wolves chewed her up," said Morozova.
Maru was in bad shape when she was found and looked like she had been weeping.
"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," she said.
"She did not run to Novosibirsk, she wanted to go back where she lived. It is surprising that she went the right way," she said.
Maru is currently undergoing treatment for her injuries.