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Dogs are amazing creatures. They give their love unconditionally and would do everything they can to save their loved ones. Well documented stories have been reported of dogs saving human lives and the lives of other animals that the dogs consider their friends.

We have also read stories of dogs adopting other animals and nursing them as their own to save their lives. But what about a dog saving a little boy’s life by nursing and taking care of him? This is the story of a 2-year-old toddler in Chile who was nursed by a pregnant dog to keep him alive.

Neighbor Lory Escudero called the authorities after seeing his pregnant dog nursing a two-year-old toddler. The child is neglected and malnourished. He was abandoned by his drunken parents without food or water to die in the desert.

He was found living in a scrap metal yard in Chile near the border of Peru. The police immediately took him to the hospital. He was found to be infected with lice and suffering from a skin infection. The officials believed that the boy was left by his parents for quite some time. He was kept alive by the dog’s milk.

Watch the heart-wrenching video below to know the full story.

The child, who has not been identified, was found naked by the police and severely malnourished. Escudero saw her pregnant dog, Reina, ‘breastfeeding’ the toddler. According to the authorities, if it wasn’t for Reina, the child may have died to dehydration and starvation.

It just goes to show, dogs are emotional and highly intelligent animals. They know what it means to be hungry, and when she sees the child to be in need, she didn’t hesitate to give the human child her milk.

The child is now safely under the care of child services after he was treated at a local hospital.

Source ODN via YouTube

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