Mê Thú Cưng - Pet Magazine for Vietnam Native Dogs in Vietnam Issue - Page 69

Expats Pet Owner’s Guide for Vietnam when I see my dog. Slava was calm, with screwdriver in his pocket for insurance and ready for anything. In short we made a deal, we wrote him a receipt, and the money was handed over. We then had to travel to Ha Dong again. Slava and I were still calm, and this man and his wife, without helmets rode on a motorcycle without license plates weaving in and out of traffic, all the time to looking back at us. It was just seemed very bizarre and unnecessary. We arrived at a Ha Dong shop, the stupid wife kept squealing about money. The ransom money was taken and then they took us inside a building, through a gate into a courtyard and then into another building. Inside, I could then see the cage that my Basant was being held. My heart was broken as I saw the urine and blood from wounded paws and from the rope that was tied around Basant’s neck, as he endured a 20 km on a motorbike ride in a bag. Basant is now at home with family…. So, this is my story. My good friend Nadia said, “God bless the good people and Facebook for all their generous help” as I want to finish the story on a positive note. And also, we are so blessed for having so many good friends here in Vietnam that truly care for their dogs and other dog owners in distress. I truly would like tothank all the people who helped, wished us luck or prayed for us. A brutal experience comforted by a caring community, online and real. Dog owners in Vietnam please never lose sight of your dog or let your dog run freely without a lease in an open public space in Vietnam, as there is always someone watching and ready to take action, within seconds, in stealing your dog. Mê Thú Cưng | Volume 01 2017 | methucung.vn 69