“They were pets, but in ways that their murderer/s could never understand, Kobe, Daya, Bruce, Batman, and Kikay were family.”
Nananawagan ngayon ng hustisya ang isang pamilya sa Cebu City matapos masawi ang kanilang limang aso dahil sa paglason umano sa kanila ng hindi pa nakikilalang salarin.
Sa panayam ng Balita, ibinahagi ni Mellisa Faith Go, 31, naninirahan ngayon sa Germany, na mayroon silang walong aso sa Cebu City na siyang kasama ng kanilang magulang na 70 at 69-anyos.
Ibinahagi rin ni Go sa kaniyang Facebook post na lima sa kanilang fur babies na sina sina Kobe, Batman, Bruce, Kikay, at Daya ang pinakain ng hindi pa nakikilalang indibidwal ng kanin na may kasamang “blue substance” na pinaniniwalaan daw nilang rat poison.
Kinabukasan noon ay nakita na lamang daw nila ang limang aso sa labas ng kanilang gate, dumudugo ang mga nguso at wala nang buhay.
“We are asking local animal welfare organizations to please help us find the people responsible and bring them to justice,” panawagan ni Go.
“The images alone are heartbreaking. But even more so is what this loss means to our family.”
Kuwento ni Go, nang lumipat silang magkakapatid ng tirahan, ang kanilang adopted dogs na ang nagsilbing loyal companions at surrogate children ng kanilang mga magulang.
“Whenever my mom and dad missed us, they’d step out of our front door and their pups would be there. Ready to receive the affection my parents would have given us had we not lived so far away. Ready to reciprocate with unconditional love, just as we do.”
“Because of them, my parents’ longing for earlier days and a fuller house had slightly eased. Gone were the boxes of cereal that we, their human kids, used to start our mornings with. But in their place were packs of Eggnog cookies that my dad picked up as dog treats every time he shopped for groceries,” kuwento niya.
Kahit noong kasagsagan daw ng pandemya kung kailan hindi sila makauwi sa Cebu, ang fur babies na ang nagsilbing katuwang at kasama ng kanilang mga magulang sa bahay.
Tuwing uuwi naman daw silang magkakapatid, lagi nang sumasalubong ang kumakawag na mga buntot ng kanilang fur babies, na tila masaya ang mga ito sa kanilang pagdating.
“They were pets, but in ways that their murderer/s could never understand, Kobe, Daya, Bruce, Batman, and Kikay were family,” saad ni Go. “They had unique personalities and quirks — just like our human family members. They were part of what made our house a home.”
“Unfortunately, that home now feels noticeably more hollow, like that of any other grieving household. And my parents, once again, feel like they have lost their children.”
Panawagan ni Go at kaniyang buong pamilya, kung sinuman ang pwedeng makatulong para makamit nila ang hustisya, mangyaring makipag-ugnayan lamang daw sa kanila.
“If you know anyone who can help us give our dogs the justice they deserve, please pass this along to them or reach out to us.
“And if you have your own pups, please hug them tighter and show them a little more love today. 💔,” saad ni Go.