SO SAD: Dog dies of ‘broken heart’ after owner dumped her at an airport

SO SAD: Dog dies of ‘broken heart’ after owner dumped her at an airport

I hate stories like this. They rip my heart out and shred it into a zillion pieces. How could anyone do something like this? In Colombia an owner of the sweetest little dog dropped her off at an airport and just left. This was at Bucaramanga Airport. She was abandoned there for more than four weeks. The people working at the airport named her Nube Viajera, which means ‘travelling cloud’. They gave her a blanket, food and water and cared for the precious little pup. They had hoped that her owner would return to take her home… they never did.

The sweet dog would not eat regularly and eventually quit altogether. She died in that airport without the person she loved so very much. Nube Viajera died of a broken heart and loneliness. She was so sad and depressed after being abandoned, she gave up the will to live. Her health declined rapidly and she finally succumbed and left this world.

A vet named Alejandro Sotomonte Nino, who is from the Colombian Animal Protection Foundation, said: “The hypothesis we have is that a traveler 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.”

Dogs are gentle, innocent souls who bond with their owners in a unique and very personal way. They have feelings just as we do and can just give up out of sadness or neglect. This was a beautiful little dog who was incredibly gentle. One wonders if the owner just could not afford to take care of her and wished that someone would take her, but this isn’t the way to do that. They killed her as surely as if they put her down. It’s cruel beyond belief to treat a pup this way.

There is a special place in hell for those that mistreat animals. I truly believe that. I so wish this little one could have been saved. It saddens me beyond comprehension that she passed from this world so sad and alone. None of us want to go that way, so why would someone do a pup that way? She waited and waited for her owner to come back for her. All she wanted was the love of that one person and without it, she couldn’t go on. So very sad.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - She also does research at You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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