As human beings, we often take pride in our intelligence and empathy, even though some of us have neither of these traits. But sometimes, those voiceless animals around us teach us more about humanity than we realize. To prove our point, check out the following incident, which so happens to be a true testimony about one dog who found and saved the life of a toddler abandoned by his own mother.The temperature was very low, and even in freezing weather, a mother had dropped off her one-month-old child in a stroller that was being used by a dog and her pups.
With all the maternal instincts kicking in, the canine did everything in her power to keep the baby alive. So she and her puppies cuddled with him in order to protect him from the cold until help arrived.
The little boy had been abandoned by his heartless mother in the front yard of a house located in Lord Byron at kilometer 46 of National Route 3, in Virrey del Pino, La Matanza. Puti, the dog, kept the child breathing till her owners heard the baby crying the next morning.
They named the baby Santino, who was then taken to the Equiza de González Catán hospital by the concerned authorities. The doctors examined the baby and concluded that Santino was in great health, all thanks to Puti.
Paula then asked a local woman to look after her child while she met with a few other residents. This made the woman suspicious as no mother would leave her child in the care of a stranger just so she could meet other people.
After further investigation, authorities found that Paula had left with her child that very day. However, she came back in the late hours to abandon her baby. She was eventually found and detained in the Criminal Unit of Florencio Varela.
Puti was definitely a far better mother, albeit a temporary one. But this act of compassion and heroism from a dog is a big inspiration to the entire human race, who appears to have forgotten the real value of a life in the face of other unimportant things.