This Dog Deserved More Respect Then His Owner

A dog has been killed trying heroically to save his owner. Having read the account of the incident, I kind of wish the dog would have survived instead:

The suicidal owner had passed out on the train tracks after drinking a bottle of alcohol. According to Russian news site Ria Novosti, the man told authorities that his dog dragged him to safety. The dog wasn’t able to avoid being hit.

“Upon seeing the train, the dog started pulling its owner away,” said Aida Muldashevam, who investigated the incident. “When train drivers saw the dog on the rail tracks, they used the emergency brake.”

Unfortunately, it was too late. The dog was killed instantly, while the owner was taken to the hospital. He had two broken ribs and an injury to his shoulder.”

By the way, if anyone thinks the idea of a man drunk, passed out on railway tracks unusual, I can tell you that in Russia this happens a lot. I lived in Russia for some years and there the sight of a drunk man passed out on the street in minus ten degree temperature is a common occurrence.

 

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

One comment

  1. AirportsMadeSimple

    I agree with you. When I read that story yesterday, my heart just broke and I felt sick to my stomach. I wish the dog had lived. Dogs are so loyal, and some people take that for granted.

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