The heartbreaking story was released by the Homeless Cachupines Foundation of Ovalle. The case of “Peluchín” would be similar to the well-known film of the Japanese dog called “Hachiko”, who also remained expectant for the rest of his life before the possible return of his caretaker.
During the afternoon of this Tuesday , the heartbreaking story of “Peluchín” went viral on social networks. A dog that was waiting for its owner, who died early that day in La Serena, Coquimbo region.
The companion of “Peluchín&# 8221; took his own life, leaving the dog desolate in the vicinity of Pacific Avenue in the city.
Despite the fact that the residents of the sector have tried to help him, the dog is totally heartbroken at the loss of his human.
In fact, the residents have cooperated with “Peluchín”, giving him food and water. However, he shows no intention of approaching other people than his caregiver .
This situation resembles that of the famous Japanese dog film called “Hachiko”. This puppy remained expectant for the rest of his life before the possible return of his caretaker.
“Peluchín is recognized for crying”
According to El Día, the animal activist who is part of the Facebook community “Herds of Peluditos de Avenida Del Mar”, who also travels this sector daily, indicated that he already had knowledge of the pet.
“There were two very shy dogs that were wandering around this place and that I frequently fed, one of them was ‘Peluchín’, the one who is known today for crying” , he explained.
Likewise, Kelsa Torres, one of the members of the Ovallina Cachupines Homeless Foundation, assured that this is not the first recorded case of a pet shows respect to its deceased caretaker by waiting for its return.
A few years ago he learned of the death of a man who was run over on Route 45 in Ovalle. “He owned two dogs, of which we only managed to give one of them up for adoption. The other, on the other hand, decided to remain swift in the vicinity of the accident, despite trying to help him,” he said.
Lack of support from the authorities
After the viralization of the story of “Peluchín”, it is possible to reflect the problems that exist around mental healthof people and the responsible ownership of pets in citizenship.
The foregoing, since one of the most talked about issues is what measures can the regional authorities take in the face of these events.
For Fanny Keyer, animal activist and founding partner of the organization Animal Awareness of La Serena, needs greater government supportin these facts that relate to the mental health of people and the responsible ownership of pets.
“The abandonment of institutions may be due to the fact that they are not taking advantage of government funds to invest and practice responsible pet ownership. This, since currently animals are in a second, third and even a fourth plane”, explained Keyer.
Likewise, the animal activist emphasized that animal abandonment should not be underestimated after the death of her caregivers .
“When a person dies, the relatives begin the distribution of assets. However, there is no legal regulation that requires them to take care of pets left without the presence of their caretaker“, he lamented.
Finally, he reiterated that the Pets, “especially those who are very old or have serious illnesses, are likely to be abandoned on the streets.”