Stray dog retrieves puppies from swollen river, finds new home in South-west China, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

The mother dog jumped into Minjiang River, in Sichuan Province, after police dissuaded human rescuers from trying to retrieve the two puppies as the risk was too high.

At that very moment, the mother dog took the three rescued puppies to a safer place and ran back to the shore. “The mother dog appeared very anxious, as it saw the remaining stranded puppies. It bypassed the police, jumped into the river and carried its fourth puppy to the shore in its mouth after a persistent search,” citizens at the site were quoted as saying. In quick succession, the mother dog returned and carried its last puppy through the raging current of the river and set it down on the shore.

As all the six dogs arrived safely ashore, rounds of applause erupted from the onlookers.

At present, the mother and its puppies have been adopted by Ms Ren Hongqiong, a citizen of Pengshan.

“I was at the scene when the dog-rescuing mission was conducted. The dogs were soaked through. I took them home as I am a dog lover, and also I have a yard to raise them in,” said Ms Ren, adding that she named the mother dog Wangwang.

After learning the story, the public security bureau of Pengshan reached out to Ms Ren to help her register her new pets.

Source: Stray dog retrieves puppies from swollen river, finds new home in South-west China, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times