Junrell Fuentes Revilla was riding his motorcycle in the highlands near Cebu, Philippines, in late December when he was pursued by a dog.
The dog barked and barked, pleading for Revilla to pay attention to him. The biker sensed the dog was attempting to communicate with him, so he came to a halt and approached the dog.
Revilla was lured into a dumpsite by the dog, who led her to a wiggling bundle at the bottom. Gea Ybarita, a staffer at Hope for Strays, told The Dodo, “To Revilla’s surprise, he found a newborn wrapped in a brown towel.” “Because it’s on the highest point of the mountain, the spot where the baby was discovered is isolated.”
Revilla grabbed the baby and took it to the nearest police station, where the Department of Welfare intervened. The baby was found just in time and in good health thanks to the dog’s fast thinking.
When word of the stray dog’s bravery reached the local headlines, volunteers from the Hope for Strays rescue hurried into the mountains in search of the heroic canine. Instead, they discovered a man who claimed ownership of the dog, Blacky.
“He took us around his house and, to our amazement, Blacky and three other dogs were there,” Ybarita recalled. “We’ve established that he isn’t a stray in the least.”
Although the rescue workers were delighted that Blacky had found a loving home, it was clear that the dog and his family still required assistance. “[Blacky’s owner] replied, ‘No matter how difficult life is, despite my poverty, I feed all of my dogs and take good care of them,’” Ybarita added.
Blacky and his family have subsequently received an outpouring of community support, providing food, pet supplies, and other items. While Blacky may not realize it, he has altered the future for himself, his family, and one very fortunate daughter.