Recently, a post of a stray dog saving an abandoned newborn baby went viral on social media. Everyone was deeply touched by the splendor of animals and their level of compassion that no human’s can ever compare to.
On the 30th of October 2015, a stray dog apparently found a newborn baby, abandoned in a trash pile while he was looking for leftovers. The dog sensed that the baby was still alive and carried the baby gently in it’s mouth, like it would carry their pups by the loose skin on their necks to a nearby house before barking to the homeowners for help. The homeowner who saw the dog with the baby got a shock of a lifetime and immediately sent the baby to a nearby hospital where the baby was declared stable.
However, there’s a sadder side to the said viral post than many people know. The picture of the dog with the baby in its mouth is not an actual picture of the said incident. It is actually an older photo of a dog with a dead fetus in it’s mouth.
A stray dog found a dead fetus in an alley. Sensing that it was a human being, the stray dog gently cupped the baby fetus in its mouth and ran to some humans for help. Thinking that it was still alive, the stray dog thought if he brought the fetus to a human, they could probably save it. Sadly, the fetus was suspected to already be lifeless when the dog found it in the trash.
If that doesn’t tug at your heartstrings, I don’t know what will.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t change the fact that dogs are such beautifully compassionate animals. Most people wouldn’t even look a second glance at a dead fetus by the road and just keep walking.
People these days prefer to let someone else solve the problem “Orang lain akan report polis la. I tak perlu risau”.
Sources : My Youth Animal Rights and Welfare