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Dog abandoned in airport dies of ‘broken heart’

/ 04:38 PM November 22, 2017

Photo from Facebook/ Peter Campbell

Its been proven that humans can die from extreme sadness or being “brokenhearted” and it seems like even our beloved pets can succumb to the same empty feeling.

An abandoned dog is believed to have died of a ”broken heart” after its owner left it near the terminal at Palonegro airport in Bucaramanga, Colombia.


According to workers in the area, the bereaved pup spent a month wandering around the airport in hopes of locating its human owner.

She also constantly sniffed at people in the airport before giving up the search and just lied motionless in a corner of the terminal, according to The Telegraph.


She was dubbed as ”Nube Viajera” or “Wandering Cloud“ by the veterinarians who treated her, after she refused to eat and drink.

“It is presumed that she had an owner and a home and that they abandoned her because the dog never left the airport,” one of the vets at the scene,  Dr. Alejandro Sotomonte, told the news outlet.

After refusing sustenance, “Nube Viajera,’’ who was perceived to be around 2-years-old, grew weak and lethargic with each passing day.

The malnourished dog was then sent to a shelter after concerned members of an animal rescue group alerted officials.

However, her health further deteriorated and was eventually too weak to even stand.

Her sadness and depression were evident during her final hours, as the dog passed away despite being given food and medicine via intravenous injection.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra



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