A dog in Goa, Camarines Sur, received online appreciation after discovering a misplaced wallet and returned it to its owner.
In an interview with Ginalyn Malate-Calacala, she said she is used to waking up with garbage scattered in their garage because her dog loves to take things home.
But the other day, Ginalyn noticed something strange.
“Iniisip nga namin, sabi ko ‘Bakit mayroon doong wallet?’ Eh kako wala namang pumapasok ditong ibang tao. Nakita namin medyo may kagat ‘yung wallet.”
[We were thinking. I said, ‘Why is there a wallet there?’ No one else enters here. We saw that the wallet was a bit bitten.]
And when they opened the wallet that their dog found, they saw that it had an ATM card, an ID, and P1,700 cash.
As a result, Ginalyn searched the internet for the wallet owner. Still, the account seemed to be deactivated, so they took the wallet to the radio station.
“Kasi kawawa naman, may ID doon at saka may pera. Baka kako kailangang mamalengke nu’ng [may-ari] tapos nahulog ‘yung wallet. Kawawa naman ‘yung may-ari,” Ginalyn said.
[Because,… there is an ID, and there is also money. Maybe the owner has to go to the market, and suddenly the purse drops.]
On the same day, the owner received the lost wallet.
Netizens praised the dog after his boss posted it on social media.
“Salamat po sa positive comments niyo, feedback sa aso namin kahit wala siyang breed ‘di ba. Sana po maging inspirasyon siya hindi lang sa mga kapwa natin tao na kapag may napulot tayo, isauli natin,” Ginalyn said.