In the past years, dogs have always proven their loyalty towards their owners. This is why these animals are considered “man’s best friend”. Yet again, another dog has exhibited his loyalty towards its owner.
The dog was named Buboy, it managed to capture the hearts of the social media people as he continued to wait for Professor Carmelito Marcelo of Mabalacat City College in Pampanga, who considered him as his child for 4 years. Marcelo passed away last May 18.
Unfortunately, shortly after the dog’s story went viral, Buboy lost his life after a hit-and-run incident. Animal Kingdom Foundation, in a statement, mourned the passing of Buboy, who was run over by a vehicle on Wednesday morning.
“Run free #Buboy. Gone too soon. Every animal-loving Filipino mourns today. We strongly urge all motorists to hit the #BrakeForAnimals,” the group said.
According to ABS-CBN, Buboy was following a guard when he was run over by a vehicle while crossing the highway, as witnessed by a teacher at MCC.
Volunteers of the Animal Kingdom Foundation then rushed over to the campus to check on Buboy but found him already lifeless.
“This mind-numbing incident, a tragic end to Buboy’s story, mirrors how we neglect the loyal and loving askals — exposing them to dangers even when we have the chance to take care of them. They deserve better — loving families and secured homes,” the group said.
“When animal-loving people want to bring home a dog, we allow them. When abandoned dogs have that chance to be in a loving and secured home, we also have to give them that. They just simply deserve better,” they added.
It is sad that Buboy passed away in such a manner but on a more positive note, let’s just hope and pray that Buboy is now with its beloved owner and they are now enjoying each other’s company in paradise.