A stray dog in Argentina keeps an abandoned baby warm through the night and saves his life
Way is a stray dog from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who has a heart of gold. The street dog had just given birth to a litter of puppies and was doing everything in her power to care for them when she came across someone else needing some help.
Way had always managed to survive on the streets but now had plenty of other mouths to feed, so she scoured the area for any food she could find. It was winter in Argentina, so she had to hurry.
That’s when Way came across a newborn human baby in an alley clearly abandoned by its mother. The dog’s maternal instincts kicked in, and she knew the baby needed warmth. So Way ran back to her puppies and carried them one by one to place around the newborn. She then wrapped her body around the group the best she could.
The next morning, a resident named Alejandria Griffin heard the cries of the newborn. And when she went outside to investigate, she was absolutely stunned at what she saw. A stray dog had taken in an abandoned baby as one of her own. She immediately called the police for help.
The baby, now named Santino, was rushed to the emergency room for immediate medical attention. Alejandria told the story of the stray, and the doctors truly believe if it weren’t for the dog’s heroic actions, the baby would’ve passed away. Way was hailed as a hero.
Santino was in surprisingly good shape for what he’d been through, and most of that was thanks to the amazing care Way had provided.
Police were eventually able to track down the baby’s mother, a 33-year-old Buenos Aires woman who already had eight other children. She was arrested and charged with abandoning her newborn baby.
Way was taken in by a local shelter where she and her babies would be cared for until they could find forever homes.