Big or small, dogs are indeed a man’s best friend, and a savior at times. Our furry friends are very special beings with a unique instinct and limitless sense of protection. They really never cease to amaze us.
This was demonstrated by Macho, a Jack Russell terrier who led his owner out of the daily path of the park to help a baby who had been abandoned in the bushes.
Macho did not rest until he led his owner into the undergrowth of a park in St. Petersburg, Russia. All he wanted was to help a newborn baby, who weighed just 5lbs. and had been left wrapped in a T-shirt.
“I felt my heart pounding when I saw the baby,” said the owner, a pensioner.
Macho’s owner could not believe what he was seeing, his heart was racing more and more before a scene that he never imagined was real.
He immediately took the baby girl and ran towards a Russian National Guard patrol that was guarding the park.
“She was waving her little legs and arms in the air, but she was silent. As doctors told me later, she must have been crying for hours.”
The little girl was rushed to the hospital just in time. The doctors reported that had she arrived a little later the girl would not have survived, she had a serious lack of oxygen.
The newborn must have been crying for many hours and evidently, the dog had heard her.
A spokesman for the Russian National Guard said that if it hadn’t been for Macho, they might not have found the newborn alive.
“It is very unlikely she would have been noticed if not for Macho,” said a spokesman for the Russian National Guard.
This smart dog pulled his owner – much against his will – towards a deserted area of the park, among the undergrowth.
Police said deep in the bushes the man saw something small wrapped in a T-shirt.
Almost a week later, the medical personnel who treated the little girl confirmed that thanks to this hero puppy the baby had been saved and recovering very quickly.
One of the nurses described her as a warrior who has overcome a very difficult stage just hours after being born.
“She is a fighter,” said a nurse at St. Petersburg’s Hospital Number 17. “Our hearts ache for the baby and for her mother.”
The authorities began the search for the mother to find out what were the reasons that forced her to leave her newborn baby lying in the bushes.
“We can’t have situations like this. Whatever forced the mother to abandon her baby minutes after birth has to be changed,” said a nurse.
It has not been easy at all for the owner of Macho to overcome what his pet found, who felt very upset with the situation.
“The whole story made me feel very upset,” he said of his shock at finding a baby dumped in the bushes. “This was the baby girl, who by then was too weak to cry – and she was abandoned.”
Without a doubt, what this great furry man’s best friend did deserves a great recognition that he will most likely receive. Be sure to share and celebrate the heroic action of this adorable little dog, Macho. Great job!