Maru the Russian dog makes a daring escape from a train and walks 125 miles through Siberia to try and get back to owner who rejected her and sent her back to kennel
Maru, the Russian dog, dares to descend a train and travel 200 km in Siberia to try to return to her owner, who rejected her and sent back to the kennel
A wounded and crying dog traveled 125 km through Russian forests populated by brown bears and wolves, desperate for the owner who rejected them.
Maru, a one-year-old bullmastiff, was abandoned by an owner who claimed she was allergic to the dog.
The puppy was then returned to the kennel where he was born with the trans-Siberian train.
Maru, a one-year-old Bullmastiff, was given up by an owner who claimed she was allergic to the dog
The puppy was then sent on the Trans-Siberian train back to the kennels where she was born
But the loyal Maru escaped when the train headed west to Novosibirsk, in a remote station near Achinsk, opening the door of a compartment with her paws before fleeing towards the owner who abandoned him.
The train crew taking care of the rejected animal called his name on the platform, but to no avail.
The kinsman Alla Morozova from the city of Novosibirsk organized a search to find the mayor of Lost Bull and pleaded for information on social media.
Surprisingly, the exhausted and injured dog was found two and a half days later in a commercial park near the owner’s house, which had refused.
But loyal Maru escaped when the train heading west to Novosibirsk stopped at a remote station near Achinsk, using her paws to open a compartment door and flee back towards the owner who gave her up. When she was found her paws were badly injured
The rejected dog seemed to have tears in his eyes.
Maru had closely followed the Trans-Siberian railway – the longest in the world – and had traveled 125 kilometers through wild landscapes since his escape from the train.
“Fortunately, neither the bears nor the wolves chewed them,” Morozova told the Siberian Times.
She was very tired. She was lame, her legs broken.
The cushions on his feet were damaged. His muzzle was broken. ‘
The exhausted animal crashed on a slope of the railway in Krasnoyarsk before being recognized and saved.
When Maru was found by rescuers they said she appeared to have tears in her eyes
Maru had carefully followed Trans-Siberian railway track – the longest in the world – eastwards and had covered 125 miles (200km) through wild countryside since fleeing the train
The train crew told Ms. Morozova that the dog had suffered a panic attack during the trip and was afraid to move away from home and its owner.
“The train noise terrified her.”
When the train stopped, she jumped on the compartment door, kicked the handle to open it and almost swung the conductor.
She jumped like a ball.
“When the deck door opened, she jumped into the night, into the taiga (Siberian Forest).”
Mrs. Morozova is convinced that the dog would have landed in her old house a few miles away without her injuries and she is impressed by her sailing skills.
“I’m sure she was looking for her house,” she says.
“Dogs are very human.
“She did not go to Novosibirsk, she wanted to go back to where she lived.”
She “did the right thing” although she “did not have geographical reference points”.
Mrs. Morozova was “angry”, the owner, who refused the dog, did not participate in the search for the lost animal.
Maru was then driven by Alyona Makhova to Novosibirsk and is currently being treated for her injuries.
The animal was reunited with his mother and father, who still live in the Novosibirsk kennel.
No decision has yet been made on their future.