ast week, a dog and cat were found lying dead on the ground outside of a residential high-rise in the city of Chongqing. It is suspected that the two animals were thrown from the 21st floor of the building during a domestic dispute by an angry husband.
Video from the scene shows a woman sobbing while petting the head of the dead golden retriever. The woman would later tell reporters that she was walking her own dog when she heard a loud thump and spotted the two animals late on Thursday afternoon. She explained that she knew the golden retriever, remembered that its name was Jack and that it had played before with her own dog.
However, when the woman called the dog’s owner, he said that he didn’t care about the animals, telling her that she could do whatever she wanted with them. With the help of other locals, the dog lover wrapped the two animals in a kids’ blanket and carried them off to be buried nearby.
The following day, when a reporter went to investigate what had happened, there was no answer at the pet owners’ door. However, the property manager told the journalist that a neighborhood security guard had explained to her that the animals’ untimely deaths came because the wife had become pregnant.
According to local gossip, the husband had refused to continue to keep their dog when they were about to have a baby in the apartment. The couple argued, eventually leading to the husband throwing both dog and cat out of the window to their deaths.
On the ground, locals discovered that the cat too had been pregnant.
Two days later, a notice appeared at the building from the pets owners which apologized for the recent disturbance and claimed that the animals’ deaths were “purely accidental” without actually explaining how the dog and cat had managed to fall together from the 21st floor.
The story has quickly gone viral, calling to mind one of the more salacious stories of this year when a young woman in Chengdu refused to return a lost corgi to its rightful owner and instead dropped the animal to its death from her 6th-floor apartment window.