There are a lot of reasons why dogs became man’s best friend. They’re loyal, they’re cute, they’re sweet, and they’re willing to go to hell and back just to save their owners from harm. Even though they can’t express themselves with words, it’s pretty obvious that dogs are capable to love.
Back in 2012, images of a mother dog rescuing her ten-day-old pups from a fire surfaced on the internet. The heartwarming images quickly became popular among the netizens during that time.
The fire started in a house in Santa Rosa de Temuco in central Chile.
During the investigation, the experts determined that the main cause of the house fire was a car bomb that went off.
Amanda, a German shepherd mix gave birth to a litter of puppies 10 days before the fire.
Amanda quickly braved the scorching heat for the sake of her pups.
According to the reports, the firefighters witnessed Amanda’s bravery when she went past them and entered the burning house without hesitation.
Against all odds, Amanda meticulously carried each of her pups away from the fire one-by-one.
Fortunately, she managed to save all of her five puppies. The concerned firemen decided to bring her and her babies to a veterinarian to check whether they sustained any injuries.
At first, Amanda was pretty hostile against them.
In an interview with Soy Chile, the veterinarian Felipe Lara explained that Amanda’s maternal instincts and the stress from the fire were the cause of her aggressive behavior when the firefighters tried to approach her and her puppies. Fortunately, she finally decided to let her guard down when she realized that the firemen meant no harm to her and her babies.
Sadly, one of the injured pups didn’t make it due to the severe burns it sustained from the fire. However, we can breathe a sigh of relief because the rest of Amanda’s babies survived – thanks to her courage and determination.