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Loyal dog found waiting for owner who 'jumped off bridge in Wuhan' days after death

Loyal dog found waiting for owner who 'jumped off bridge in Wuhan' days after death
Heartbreaking images show a loyal mongrel dog waiting for its owner up to a week after they reportedly jumped into the water. The pup was discovered by staff in Wuhan, China

A loyal dog was found waiting for its owner by a bridge
A loyal dog was found waiting for its owner a week after they reportedly jumped to their death.

Heartbreaking images recently show the pup waiting by a bridge in Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged at the end of last year.
The poor pup had reportedly been waiting at the spot for up to a week.
The mongrel was first discovered by staff doing repairs on the bridge on June one, the morning after the reported jump.
According to the Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association (SAPA), a local resident, named as Mr Xu, attempted to help the pooch on June 5. He tried to feed the dog, but it refused water and did not move when called.
Images show the loyal dog staring longing at the river through a section of the bridge balustrades, from which local police later confirmed an as yet unidentified member of the public had been seen leaping on the night of May 30.
The dog was found days after its owner's death
Mr Xu attempted to help the dog by carrying it away and driving it off the bridge, but, sadly, the pooch later ran off and has yet to be found, the animal shelter said.
Volunteers from the shelter have been unable to locate the dog, Wuhan SAPA Director Du Fan said on Saturday.
Mr Du said: “Repairman on the bridge said the dog had been there for days since it watched its owner jump. On the day of the incident, it was likely on the bridge with its owner.
“We contacted local police, who helped us review security footage from the day.
“It was dark and we couldn’t make out too much detail, but the person appeared very decisive. They jumped without hesitation.
“(On 5th June), (Mr Xu) tried to help the dog. He carried it into his car and drove it away from the bridge. But as soon as he opened the door, it jumped out and ran off.
“We spent the morning looking for the dog, but we couldn’t find it. If any local residents find it, please contact us. We would like to find it a new home.
“It would be a pity for such a loyal dog to live on the streets as a stray.”
It was unclear at time of writing whether the dog’s former owner was male or female.
Wuhan SAPA said in a statement: “None of us knows what the dog’s owner had experienced leading up to their decision to jump off the bridge.
The dog watched as its owner disappeared into the water below. It cannot speak, and cannot tell us what happened. It could only stand guard in the same spot waiting for its owner to return.
“[Mr Xu] told us the dog looked back at him several times as it was running away. Maybe the dog knew he was trying to help, but he needed to return to the location where its owner had disappeared.”
Last month, the animal shelter took in a small dog which had been living in Wuhan Taikang Hospital for three months after its owner was admitted with COVID-19 in February and sadly died a few days later.
The shelter was still waiting to re-home the pooch this week.

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