This stray dog had more compassion than many humans.
Although reports vary on the whereabouts of this amazing story, and few details are provided, it’s absolutely heartwarming that a dog, and a stray dog no less, had the compassion to save a being that didn’t belong to him. It’s thought that this story occurred in Saudi Arabia, where stray dogs run rampant, because it was originally reported in a Saudi Arabian newspaper and then quickly went viral.
One November day, a stray dog went out looking for food, as animals living on the streets or in the wild often do. When this particular dog came across a baby that was so recently born that she still had her umbilical cord dangling from her, the dog didn’t react as most animals would.
While many wild animals would see this as an opportunity for an easy meal, dogs are different, whether or not they are domesticated or stray. Stray dogs often have the same instincts as those that live in homes, though their living situation is dire in comparison. As a result, this stray decided to pick the baby up, put her in his mouth, and walk away with her…
Instead of running to snack on this poor newborn baby, the dog reportedly brought her to a nearby residence and carefully placed her on the ground. While some say that the dog repeatedly barked until the people came out of the house and others say he simply left her in front of the home, either way this dog is a true hero.
While this baby’s mother left her on the street to die, the stray dog knew that the baby needed help and decided to find others who would know what to do. Without the help of the dog, whether the baby would have survived will forever remain a mystery. After the humans discovered the baby, they rushed her to the hospital where she was found to be healthy.
It’s unclear what happened to the dog or the baby after this incident, but one can only hope that the dog was taken in by local residents, perhaps even those that took the photos before stepping in to help, and that the baby has found a safe home as well. Despite this rough start in life, it’s a comfort knowing that even when humans fail other humans, dogs will always be there to pick up the pieces of the messes we make.