A loyal dog is said to have died from a broken heart after she was abandoned at an airport by her owner.

The distressed pet - named 'Travelling Cloud' by veterinarians who cared for her - wandered around for a month before finally being rescued by an animal shelter, but by then it was too late.

After being dumped at the airport, the dog spent days walking through the terminal apparently looking for her owner, who was believed to have left on a flight. Witnesses say the animal eventually stopped looking and spent its last days at the airport laying in a corner of the terminal.

Passengers and workers offered food, but she eventually stopped eating and didn't respond to treatment before she died. The heart-wrenching story of the devastated dog happened at Palonegro airport near Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Vets who did a check on the dog after she died labelled the cause of her death as depression. Dr Alejandro Sotomonte told Noticias RCN that the dog was no more than two years old, had a normal weight and did not show any signs of a serious illness.

It was said that the dog had been seen walking in a hurry and sniffing people at the airport as if she was looking for something or someone. Dr Sotomonte said: "It is presumed that she had an owner and a home and that they abandoned her because the dog never left the airport." The dog - called 'Nube Viajera', which translates to 'Travelling Cloud' - did not have a collar and did not appear to be a stray.

Vets said the malnourished dog eventually gave up looking for its owner and barely moved from a corner of the terminal where it would lay on the floor. In her final days, she didn't bother to look for food due to her 'broken heart' - causing her condition to deteriorate - and was rescued when someone finally alerted a local animal rescue group, it was reported.

By that point the dog was so weak she could barely stand. Dr Sotomonte Nino said: "The dog's health deteriorated in a matter of 48 hours, even though we gave her food and medicine via intravenous injection.

"She fell into sadness and depression and did not survive."

Responses to "Dog 'dies of a broken heart' after being dumped at airport by her owner "

  1. Poor little dog. This is so sad. RIP Travelling Cloud.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why didn't someone take her home with them? This poor dog was distressed airport wasn't her home either...she simply gave up! The dogs mental age was that of a child and any child would have given up too without a home and being made to see life was worth a second chance!

  3. Anonymous says:

    They probably didn't even see her. People in airports pass by so quickly. The only people who would have really noticed her were the people who worked there. So, so sad.

  4. Unknown says:

    I hope the beings who abandoned her don't come back as dogs in the next life.

  5. Unknown says:

    RIP, sweet pup. You owner was not worthy of you. :'(

  6. This ruins my day man. Blessings upon this little innocent puppy, Traveling Cloud may your next life be long and happy. I love you.

  7. What took those airport workers over a month to get Animal Control involved. this is the worst I've heard since a dog was thrown out of a 60 mph moving car. Why do people like to kill innocent animals. I bet the airport has a video of the dog being dumped by the perp. Do something about it. Disgusting!!!!!!

  8. Some Humans do not understand that animals do get depressed. To leave a beautiful soul all alone, scared and sad is horrible. How the workers did not do anything is disgusting. May she rest in peace. The owners should be prosecuted.

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