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Heroic Mother Dog Saves Puppies from Fire (Photo)

Heroic Mother Dog Saves Puppies from Fire (Photo)

When a house fire in Temuco, Chile destroyed part of their home, this mother dog did not hesitate to help her 10-day-old puppies. Not only did she rescue them from the burning building, but she carried them all the way to the safety of a nearby fire truck.

Sadly, one of her puppies, named Amparo, died from severe burns following the fire. Still, the momma herself and all of the other puppies are in stable condition, and recovering. At the time these photos were posted, the dogs’ human companion was still in the hospital for burn treatment, but he should be home soon to give them lots of extra love.

See below for both photos in full:

(via Huffington Post)

Photo Credit: Reddit


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7:48AM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Gracias por compartir.

6:57AM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Wow, the only way this story would have been better.

Was if the Mama, had been a dalmation.

Anyway, you rock girl, good job.

5:11AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

Mama is sure an amazing dog!!! God bless her and all the puppies!!

Rest in peace little one who didn't make it.

2:38PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

What a wonderful mommy! Bless her heart for her bravery. Glad everyone, save one baby, are ok. RIP little one...

10:52AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

AMAZING ! Animals feel empathy more than we do as human beings, it's remarkable how they're gifted for love. Great story.

8:34PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Aww, so smart yet so sad. Great article! There's some hope in this world!

7:07PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

So smart, so tender.... KUDOS TO KAROLY M, who voices my own words. ... and she even took them to the fire truck!! How amazing is that!

10:33PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

These touching photos say everything!!!! Such a touching sight, and moving story!

9:53PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

such a brave mum

5:20PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Great story. The more I see of people the more I prefer my dogs.

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