When we hear stories about abandoned dogs, it easy to judge and condemn whoever resorted to such acts. However, there’s often more to the story than we think. One particular abandonment case sheds light on an overlooked aspect of dog ownership. Specifically, dogs who live with elderly owners.
Whindoong is a Pekingese dog who was abandoned at a restroom. There was also a note left by the previous owner. The letter describes how Whindoong can no longer be taken care of because the owner prioritizes taking care of a sick grandmother. It’s an unfortunate incident.
The people who found Whindoong made an effort to look for the previous owner. They tried looking at online posts for missing dogs. They also tried asking people from the local dog park whether Whindoong looked familiar.
The regular park-goers say that a Pekingese dog is rare. When asked whether they saw an elderly woman visits the park regularly, no one could remember clearly. The search came to a halt.
Whindoong’s abandonment highlighted an important issue. The scenario of the elderly dog owners. When such owners pass away, many dogs are unintentionally abandoned. Sometimes these abandoned dogs don’t get discovered promptly.
Looking back at Whindoong’s case. Perhaps the owner had this scenario in mind. Not only where they are thinking of their grandmother’s health, but they were also thinking about Whindoong’s future. Arguably, they could have done a better job by surrendering Whindoong to a local shelter.
Fortunately, the people who found Whindoong knew the right place to take her. She is now in the hands of a capable dog expert. Perhaps she’ll meet a new owner soon. Surely, she’s having a better time at the shelter compared to being in a restroom.
Whindoong’s story reminds us that there is more to a story than what we might immediately assume. As much as abandoning dogs are bad. Each dog owner has a reason for letting go of beloved pets.
Original story from SBS TV Animal Farm via YouTube.