As much as dogs are domesticated, and as much as we have made pets of them, when the chips are down they’ll revert to their wilder instincts. One dog owner in Jakarta found this out to his cost.
Andre Lumboga, of Manado, Jakarta, had abandoned his seven pets when he went on holiday. When he returned two weeks later, instead of being buried beneath a mass of wagging tails and licking tongues from his dogs, they had something else entirely different in store for him, as he had left them without any food for the two weeks.
His neighbour suspected that something was amiss when he saw the 50-year-old’s luggage left at the front of his house. He approached Lumboga’s home, but was greeted by a foul smell. Convinced that something terrible had happened, he called the local police.
When officers forced their way into Lumboga’s premises, they were greeted with a scene from a charnel house; starving, the dogs had attacked their absentee master and eaten him. Speaking to VIVAnews, Chief Eriyana of the local police force said:
“We suspect that the dogs were hungry, so they attacked Andre, because they had not been fed for 14 days.”
“His skull was found in the kitchen, and his body was found in the front of his house.”
He made no indication as to the fate of the ravenous dogs.
If there’s one lesson that we at Dream Dogs think can be learned from this horrific incident, it’s to make sure that your pets are looked after when you go on holiday. Better still, try and take a vacation where your pet will be welcome. Oh, and make sure to buy dog food that tastes better than human flesh, in case your pooch is ever tempted to try it…
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