Maru, a devoted Bullmastiff dog, walked 125 kilometers with tears in her eyes to return home to her owner, who had rejected her. Maru was just a year old when everything happened.
Her owner boarded the Trans-Siberian train to return her to the kennel where she was born in Novosibirsk. Maru’s owner said that she was allergic to her and that she no longer wanted to keep her.
However, things did not go as planned when Maru managed to sneak away from the train and attempted to return home. Maru allegedly used her paws to unlock the compartment door and flee as the train came to a halt outside Achinsk, according to witnesses and train workers.
They tried unsuccessfully to catch her and bring her back on the train. She shot out like a bullet and dashed towards the Siberian swamps.
As she anxiously tried to return home, she hiked through the Siberian wilderness, evading bears and wolves. Even though the travel was perilous and she was injured, she did not give up.
All she could think about was going back to her owner. Regrettably, she was unaware that she was no longer welcome.
When the kennel owner, Alla Morozova, found out what had happened, she started a hunt for Maru. Thankfully, Maru was discovered at an industrial development near her old owner’s home after nearly three days of searching. She was tired, dehydrated, and hungry.
“Fortunately, she was not eaten by bears or ripped up by wolves. She was exhausted. Her paws were shattered and she was lame. Her foot pads had been destroyed. Morozova told The Siberian Times that her muzzle had been broken.
She was transferred to kennels in Novosibirsk and reunited with her mother and father.
Morozova feels that if Maru had not been injured, she would have been able to return home. She was enraged that Maru’s previous owner showed little concern for her. Although they were the ones who put her in danger in the first place, they did not join the search.
After all, we’re relieved to learn that Maru is now in good health and is no longer in danger. Although no decision has been made about her future, we are confident that she will get the permanent home she deserves.