A man in Indonesia left his nine dogs without any food or water for two weeks while he vacationed for the Eid al Fitr holidays. When he returned, his dogs were extremely happy to see him. Not because they loved their owner, Andre Lumboga, but because they were starving. Lumboga was attacked and eaten by his pet dogs shortly after returning home.
According to the Jakarta Globe, Lumboga was attacked by 7 dogs when he returned home after the holidays. The dogs, who had not had food or water in two weeks, also ate two of the weaker dogs.
Lumboga’s body was discovered after a neighborhood guard noticed luggage outside the man’s house, days after he had returned home. The guard approached the house and noticed a funny smell. When police arrived they discovered Lumboga’s mutilated body inside.
A local police chief in Batam, said:
“His skull was found in the kitchen, and his body was found in the front of his house. We suspect that the dogs were hungry, so they attacked Andre, because they had not been fed for 14 days.”Police say that they were attacked by the 7 dogs when they entered the house and that they had to “paralyze them.”
The Vancouver Sun reports that Lumboga was from Sulawesi island, a place where dog is commonly eaten.
Is this the terrible story of a man being attacked by his best friend? Or a story of unbelievable animal cruelty? Should the 7 dogs be put down or should they be taken to a shelter?