Luckily many people step up to save these dogs when they’ve been tied up for too long… but in one remarkable instance, it was a fellow dog who came to the rescue, and his heroic effort was caught on camera.
A dog was tied up outside a store in Novorossiysk, Russia. Lying on the ground, he looked pretty said, so when a stray dog passed by, he sensed the other dog was in trouble… and got to work setting him free:
The stray grabbed the leash and started untying it from the fence.
A local man named Dmitriy Timchenko watched on and started filming the remarkable moment of the dog instinctively trying to help one of his own.
Eventually he was able to set the dog free:
He kept a hold of the leash, and seemingly started to walk him away to safety.
But as the dogs began to wander off, Dmitriy and his friend decided to check the store to see if the tied-up dog really had an owner inside.
It turns out the dog’s efforts were in vain: the dog was not being abandoned, his owner had just tied him up while she went inside to shop.
Still, it shows how intelligent dogs can be, able to sense when another animal is in danger and able to help.
“I’ve seen this stray dog around town many times,” Dmitriy told The Dodo. “He always uses the crosswalk to cross the street. He’s a very smart dog.”
While the heroic dog is a stray, he was said to be in good health. Russia has a culture of street dogs, so it’s likely he’s still being well taken care of.
And he’ll keep roaming the streets helping out those in need.
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