Faithful Dog Waits Outside Hospital in Spain for Sick Owner

Posted by Stacey Venzel
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All photos via Diario Informacion.

Maya the Akita Inu is on day five of 24-hour watch outside the hospital her owner is staying at in Spain.

On Sunday, August 28, Maya, an Akita Inu, was meant to return to Barcelona after a trip to Granada with her owner. But 22-year-old Sandra Iniesta was struck with appendicitis.

Iniesta was admitted to Elda Hospital for emergency surgery. Unable to enter the hospital, Maya set up camp outside the entrance doors.

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Maya's owner is still recovering, but hospital staff quickly took to caring for the two-year-old canine while she waits patiently for her owner to be discharged. They have given food, water, and plenty of rub-downs to the pooch.

Some have even offered their homes to care for Maya while Iniesta recovers, but the human patient prefers to have Maya nearby.

Iniesta is expected to have a full recovery and be released from the hospital in a couple days.

All photos via Diario Informacion.

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Faithful Dog Waits Outside Hospital in Spain for Sick Owner