Mother Dog Battles Flames, Rescues Puppies From House Fire

A dog in Santa Rosa de Temuco, Chile proved that a mother’s love knows no bounds after she single-handedly rescued her ten-day-old puppies from a burning home after a car bomb caught the house on fire.

The German Shepherd mix dog, Amanda, risked her life more than once to pick up her puppies in her mouth inside the burning home and carry them to the safety of a fire truck at the scene, reports KSEE-24. She ran back and forth between the home and the truck until all her babies were safe.

She then laid down by them and protected them with her body while firefighters doused the blaze. Amanda and her puppies were transported to a nearby vet for treatment, and Felipe Lara stated that the protective mother continue to defend her puppies when she tried to take them away from her to care for them.

The Huffington Post reports that one of the five puppies, Amparo, suffered severe burns and did not make it. The other four puppies are doing well. Soy Temuco, a local news agency, noted that Amparo fell while his mother was rescuing him, resulting in several burns on his abdomen and mouth.

Photographs of the puppies’ rescue were originally posted on Reddit, where they have received more than 1,000 comments, with people praising the mother for her heroic rescue of her babies. As for the dog’s owner, Omar Torres was taken to a local hospital foor burn treatments.

What do you think of Amanda’s brave choice to rescue her puppies from the burning house?

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