This terrible and heroic story took place in Altai, Russia, in January last year.
In the early morning, residents of a Siberian village noticed a dog lying in the snow not far from one of the houses. It was almost completely covered with snow. One back was visible.
It was 20 degrees Celsius below 0 outside. The animal did not move, and people decided to check if the animal froze to death. It turned out that no.
She was fine. But when the dog got up, people froze in surprise. A living child of 2-3 years old lay under the animal.
It turned out that two days ago the mother decided to punish her little son for something. She didn’t think of anything better how to put the baby out the door at night in a bitter frost.
Without outerwear, any adult would not have survived in such a frost. It was clear that the child was doomed.
At night in Siberia, no one heard the cry of the child. Nobody except the dog that lived in the yard. The animal turned out to be a guardian angel.
She just came and covered the boy with his warm fur. It is impossible to imagine, but they spent two whole days like this. Despite the efforts of the animal, the boy still had hypothermia and fever.
But in general, doctors assessed his condition as stable. He was immediately taken to the hospital. The important thing is that the boy survived. And all this is only thanks to the dog.
By the way, that woman was found only four days later. Where she was all these days is unknown. Most likely, she drank somewhere.
A criminal case was immediately opened against her. Now she faces, firstly, deprivation of parental rights, and, secondly, a prison term of four years. It is true that some mothers are worse than animals.
The four-legged pet now has a new nickname – Hero. Locals believe that a sacred bond has now formed between the child and the animal, which in no case should be broken.