Some people love their pets unconditionally for better or worse, while some people adopt these animals just to entertain when they’re still strong and helpful and then dump them ruthlessly when they grow old and get weak. These cold-hearted people are unbelievable, but sadly they still exist everywhere in this world.
The German shepherd in this story once had a family that he thought he belonged to, until he got old and paralyzed and they got rid of him like throwing out garbage. After they moved away, the senior dog was abandoned in their old house with a broken heart and countless health issues. So when Gianna Serena Manfredi and other volunteers at the Qua La Zampa Association found him near Bitonto, Bari, Italy, they named the poor canine “Heart”.
Heart had problems with his ears, spine and two hind legs, but the strong boy still managed to move around on his own. He was a true warrior.
Gianna and some other women had formed a group named “The Remote Mothers” to take turns looking after the luckless dog, and Heart was so happy he found true love in the last days of his life. However, these days didn’t last forever. He could only stay with them for one year.
When his time was about to come, Gianna decided to accompany him on the last trip of his life to the sea. And it was absolutely fantastic.
“And we went to the sea, it was beautiful. The wind caressed my ears, the waves beat against the rocks, the sound of the sea in the silence of the still winter,” Gianna wrote. “It was a real relaxation I almost fell asleep forgetting all the pain of abandonment of those who loved me little, the pain of the sores that are starting to be felt, the pain of not being able to run with that puppy chasing his stone.”
Heart passed away peacefully shortly afterward, knowing that he was loved and cherished. It was sad, but at least he went to a better world where he would never be neglected anymore.