Hero Dog Saves Puppy From DrowningPublished April 11, 2012
Move over Superman, there’s a new hero in town!
Watch in the Petsami video below as the hero dog saves a puppy from potentially drowning in a swimming pool.
Seeing her helpless pup in distress, the dog jumps into the pool and, using her nose, tries to lift the puppy out of the pool. When that fails, however, she runs out of the pool, ultimately lifting up and dragging her pup to safety.
While many are praising the Golden Retriever as a hero, there are also people condemning those filming the video for failing to take action to save the puppy—which may have been much quicker than having the mother dog save her pup.
Comments on the video raise the question of whether the puppy was in fact thrown into the water at the start of the video in order to set up footage of our hero dog. Such an act could severely traumatize the puppy, not to mention, place a damper on the seemingly heartwarming nature of the video.
The divide amongst viewers is clearly illustrated through the top comments on YouTube as the top ranked comment notes how the video borders on animal cruelty, while the next highly rater comment deems any calls of animal cruelty unwarranted.
Regardless of the motives behind the video, however, it is clear that this Golden Retriever exhibited fierce courage and natural retriever intelligence in her quick actions to save the pup. The fact that she is a hero is not even debatable.