Loyal dog rescued outside morgue soon to be up for adoption
The dog that waited over a year outside a hospital morgue in Caloocan City for the return of its late owner has been rescued and will soon be up for adoption.
"He is safe now. Soon he will find a new home. #LoyalDog #AKF," the Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF) wrote on social media on Wednesday.
Nicknamed Morgan, the dog was rescued by the organization outside the Manila Central University Hospital weeks ago and promptly taken to a rescue center in Tarlac for a comprehensive health check-up.
Morgan will undergo vaccination and neutering in the following weeks, after which it will be available for adoption.
The loyal canine was said to be waiting for the return of its late owner who was confined at the hospital in 2022 due to Covid-19, according to the AKF.
"Unfortunately, his owner died. Morgan never left since, he waited for his master for more than a year," AKF said.
Guards, doctors, hospital staff, and medical representatives looked after the dog. They chose not to report Morgan to the city pound, fearing that the dog would be euthanized when captured.
Morgan's touching story resonated deeply with the online community, and its videos quickly went viral.
The dog's loyalty drew poignant comparisons to Hachiko, the legendary Akita dog known for its nine-year wait for its deceased owner at Shibuya Station in Japan.
Those interested in adopting Morgan may apply via www.akf.org.ph. #
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