By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A black dog with yellow stripes in Taiwan’s offshore county of
Penghu bears testimony to the saying that “dogs are man’s best friend.”
Magong traffic police captain Hsu Shou-chin (徐守秦) said on Monday that a traffic accident happened at an intersection in downtown Magong on the night of July 31. The accident involved a car and a scooter, the rider of the latter was a woman surnamed Lee Lin. Prior to the accident, the woman was riding the scooter supposedly with her dog on board, Hsu said. When the accident happened the dog was terrified and ran away, and the woman suffered leg injuries and was sent to a hospital for treatment, leaving the damaged scooter and the helpless dog on the scene, he said.
After police’s traffic accident handling team finished the investigation and drawing the accident scene, the dog came back to the scene and has since been waiting at where the damaged scooter is parked under the scorching sun and into the night for a week to date for its owner to come back. The sight of the faithful dog waiting for its owner makes passersby feel sympathetic to the animal, and some have brought dog food to feed the waiting dog, Hsu said. [FULL STORY]