Faithful until after death, this December 28 Covito wept. We will never know if for the joy of finding someone to house him from the winter cold or for leaving the hospital in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, where he was waiting for his owner who he was never going to see again, since he died of COVID-19 in November, and regardless of cold or hunger, the dog waited day and night for him at the entrance.
Kendra Hernandez, who is a member of a homeless pet shelter upon hearing the story of Covito, undertook to give it a roof from the intense coldor this winter season and find someone who can give you a better chance at life.
Although this decision that Kendra made broke the hearts of the health personnel of the General Hospital “Solidaridad”, who adopted Covito, fed him and made sure they were well, they knew that he needed a roof due to his uncertain future.
That is why they were happy that the animal aid organization Paws On Board Rescue Support, led by Angie Ancira and Tony García, undertook the task of going to Covito to find a home for him in Laredo, Texas., where he was transferred after taking him to the vet and applying his corresponding vaccinations.
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The sad story has moved netizens who made their story viral by sharing the images of the noble animal outside the medical facility.
As days go by the workers of the General Hospital “Solidarity” began to notice the presence of the noble dog, making them remember the famous Hachiko, an Akita dog that waited for its owner in a train station in Japan for years despite the fact that he had already died.
To identify it, the workers they started calling him Covito. In addition, it has also won the affection of those who frequent the Tamaulipas hospital.
Covito is docile with all the people who approach him, therefore has won the love of patients and doctors, who provide a little food and love whenever they can
They point out that whenever he sees someone leaving the hospital he runs excited at the door to see if it is its owner.
According to the workers, this reaction of the puppy is due to the fact that he hopes to leave his human out of the hospital, however, that will never happen since he died due to the pandemic that brought the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
In this way, Covito has become a semi stray dog; so as not to leave the place, sleep right there on a piece of cardboard and a blanket donated by the medical staff, elements that protect him from the cold.
Although the reason Covito is there every day and night watching for visitors leaving the hospital is sad, medical staff are happy when they receive the signs of affection that it gives them when it sees them go by.
“U.S this puppy gives us a lot of happiness, Whenever he sees us, he accompanies us from the Covid area to the General Hospital and returns, he always directs us, and it is 5 in the morning and he is standing at the Covid Door or at the Emergency door of the General Hospital, “said Dulce, mayor of said area for the local portal The morning.
In addition, they point out that they are attentive to him, since if they observe that there is someone new in the corridors or they are taking photos, the security guard comes out and asks that the kennel not be called.
The workers assure that when hours pass that Covito sees people leaving the different doors and does not find his owner tears trickle from her eyes.
It should be remembered that in May a similar story happened in Wuhan, China. It was a little dog that just like Covito waited for his owner at the entrance of a Hubei hospital, without knowing that he had died from COVID-19 three months ago.
The small dog, a mixed breed, had arrived at the hospital with its owner in February, when the pandemic reached its highest peak in the Asian giant.
The man had died from COVID-19 after five days of being admitted to the hospital. The seven-year-old dog, however, stood firm at the entrance of the hospital, hoping to meet his owner again
The aforementioned local portal documented that Covito is the second dog adopted by the health personnel of this NGO, before he was “Covidia”, a dog who lost her owner due to this same situation, but unfortunately lost her life when she was run over, so the workers consider that this puppy will have a better chance of being happy.
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