Puppies Saved from Burning House

One brave mama dog’s good deed has gone viral, thanks to social media.

A house fire in Temuco, Chile, threatened Amanda, a German Shepherd cross, and her tiny pups. Amanda plucked the pups from the house, carrying them gently in her mouth, and depositing them on the steps of the fire truck.

After they doused the blaze, the firefighters dropped Amanda and her pups off at the vet’s. One of them was badly burned and died. The others are doing fine.

At least that is one version of the story. As soon as the story appeared on Reddit, dozens and then hundreds logged in to comment. Chilean jorgemaigom gave another version and cited a local article in Soy Temuco:

Sorry to break the illusion, but this history is only partially all true, firefighters took the puppies and the mother out of the house, obviously the mother gather them and put them in a closed and safe space, he was aware something unusual happening but is not like she was taking them out of a burning house.

Reddit reactions to the incident were all over the map, but the story brought out the best in many commenters. CaptFluffBunny chimed in with a touching story of his own, about a dog he had looked after while its owner recovered in hospital after a serious car accident. He said looking after pets found after house fires and accidents is standard for firefighters. He added:

We have lots of bedrooms at the station for the firefighters, and every once in a while you will walk down a hallway and hear meowing or panting, and know there must have been a call that helped save some pets.

If you drop by your local fire hall, don’t be surprised to find a pet or two being looked after until it can be reunited with its owners.

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Photo: Reddit/J. Monsalve

129 comments

Florence Baribeau
Florence Baribeau6 months ago

Sorry about this extra post, I had a bit of trouble. Please delete this post and the other extra post, please... thank you!

Florence Baribeau
Florence Baribeau6 months ago

Great story, sad with one pup but happy with the rest rescued. Fireman are hero's too, its not an easy job! I enjoyed reading your article, love happy rescues!

Florence Baribeau
Florence Baribeau6 months ago

Great story, sad with one pup but happy with the rest rescued. Fireman are hero's too, its not an easy job! I enjoyed reading your article, love happy rescues!

Carole R.
Carole R.6 months ago

A mother's love. So touching. Brave mommy but any mother understands.
Thanks to the firefighters for taking them to the vet. They could have just left them there. Heroes all.

Fi T.
Fi T.about a year ago

No more desperate eyes, please

holly masih
h masih1 years ago

glad they are ok.

Dimitris Dallis
Dimitris Dallis2 years ago

Nice story. Thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

Nickihermes Celine
Past Member 2 years ago

heartwarming story,thank you for sharing 12/7