A loyal dog saved the life of his injured companion in an incredible and heartwarming declaration of love in Uzhgorod, Ukraine on Monday. According to China’s Rescues and Shelters Facebook page, which brings awareness to people of the rescue organizations and recognized helters contributing to the welfare of dogs and cats, a terrified dog faced imminent death as she was too weak to move and was stranded on railroad tracks for two days before help finally arrived.
In spine tingling footage, the dogs can be seen cowering on the tracks as the train speeds towards them. Their bodies seem frozen in time for the moments it takes the train to travel over them. In the unimaginable seconds to follow, the train passed and the dogs appeared unharmed.
The story of Panda and Lucy are unlike any heard in the past. When Lucy was too injured to move from the tracks, Panda curled up next to her to keep her warm and pushed her head down as the train sped over the two. When area residents tried to help, Panda was unsure of their intentions and growled and barked to scare everyone away. Denis Malafeyev discovered the loyal dog and his companion and shared the video. He doesn’t know how Lucy was hurt, but stated she may have been hit by a train while crossing the track.
“It’s such a touching story. I got a phone call from a friend who said that there were two dogs lying on the railway track near Tseglovka village for two days. When we arrived, it turned out that one of the dogs, the female was injured and couldn’t move. But the male dog was protecting her from us. I saw a train approaching – and felt sick. The male dog heard the sound of the approaching train, came close to the female dog and laid down next to her. Both of them pushed their heads towards the ground, and let the train pass,” Malafeyev stated.
The dogs were rescued soon after the incident and have since been returned to their owners.
(Photos and video of loyal dog saves his injured companion Facebook)
Check out the video which has since gone viral. Is there any doubt that dogs are our best friends?