If you have been active on social media these past few years, there is a high possibility you might have come across the screenshot of a news report claiming that a dog travelled more than 100 km to ʙɪᴛᴇ its owner after being abandoned.
According to the full news report, A neighbor of New Mexico, Santiago Martinez, went to Albuquerque to spend his holidays like every year.
However, this year he decided unfortunately to abandon its cherished dog Golden Retriever, because he explains to some friends “I am sɪᴄᴋ of the dog because I cannot go to anywhere without having to lug it. At the first gas station, I send him to the ʜᴇʟʟ.”
What he never imagined was that nine days later after many regrets his dog was going to appear right there on the beach, sniffing in each corner in search of its owner.
At that moment, Santiago was immersed in a terrible sensation of guilty and he was runnig to embrace his dog and to reward its loyalty. But the dog was not having it. The news report goes – “when the dog was in his arms, it didn’t hesitate and it bit him hard”. Santiago screamed so loud from the ᴘᴀɪɴ of the dog ʙɪᴛᴇ that it was heard in the Grand Canyon National Park, the report said.
The dog left Santiago in his ᴘᴀɪɴ and tears and turned to head back home. The dog was later adopted by “a wonderful family” who clearly deserved it while Santiago was busy receiving treatment for his ᴡᴏᴜɴᴅ.
What a beautiful story with a happy ending, you must think – only that it did not happen.
The story about a dog travelling 100 km to ʙɪᴛᴇ its owner after being abandoned is FALSE. The story was first reported in 2018 by a humour website called thereisnews.com.
ThereIsNews.com is a humour and satire website that publishes fictitious and made-up stories for entertainment. The website warns its readers in a statement on their page that their stories are not real.