Netizens ‘cry for help’ after this photo of a bomb-sniffing dog appears online

August 10th, 2018

For centuries, dogs have been used by the police and military in their efforts to serve and protect the public. So, it’s not surprising to see officers stationed in malls, hotels, and schools with these canine helpers.

Oftentimes, these dogs look well taken care of — with groomed hair and secure leashes.

Photo Credit: Giphy

But in this picture uploaded by Choi Co on Twitter and by Bj Antonio on Facebook, the dog is seen laying on the floor at the MRT Cubao Station drenched in a pool of his own urine.

Photo Credit: Antonio

Since the photo has been uploaded last August 8, a number of concerned netizens expressed their frustration at how this dog was being treated.

pansinin nyo to! Nakakainis yun nag aalaga 😤😤😤😤

Posted by Akcire Manrique Eel on Friday, August 10, 2018

dapat itinituro din s mga bomb squad ang pagmamahal s mga alaga, dapat i court marshall ang handler nito! o kahit pagulongin man lang jan s ihe ng alaga nya para matuto!

Posted by Rey Tejerero Tobias on Thursday, August 9, 2018

K9 police dogs, aside from they are very expensive, THEY ARE LIVING CREATURES TRAINED TO SAVE LIVES.Please TRAIN K9…

Posted by Trina Carandang on Thursday, August 9, 2018

These dogs saves THOUSANDS 👫👭👬👫👭👬👫👭👬👫👭👬👫👭👬👫👭👬👫of your commuters EVERYDAY… 🚃🚃🚃Take better care them, now.😡😡😡 #MRT #PAWS

Posted by Lilibeth Daffon on Thursday, August 9, 2018

madaanan nga bukas to s cubao, d man lng ayusin , laking tulong nito s aming mamayan d man lng masuklian ng handler

Posted by Jam Pong on Thursday, August 9, 2018

One Facebook user even noted that she’s seen the dog before and shares that the canine always seems to look tired.

Photo Credit: Pong

Their concerns have since been heard by the Department of Transportation and the situation is reportedly under investigation.

Hi Choi. We already coordinated this with @dotrmrt3 and is now being prompted to their Safety and Security Unit. According to their SSU, the dog in the photo is a bomb-sniffing dog. This matter is now being attended to. Thank you for your report.

— DOTrPH 🇵🇭 (@DOTrPH) August 8, 2018

Even though it took a number of posts for this issue to be noticed, we’re relieved to know that the dog’s situation is being investigated by the proper authorities. Here’s to hoping the dog gets the proper care he needs!

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