Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love. Luckily for us humans, our furry best friends’ motherly instincts aren’t exclusively for their own kind. They can care for human babies as well, taking them under their paws, as if they were part of their own litter.
Fortunately, for a baby in La Plata, Argentina, a dog found him when he was abandoned by his own mother. The baby boy was an unwanted child birthed by a 14-year-old girl, who was clearly wasn’t ready to become a mother, and was too young to make the right decision about the life that she just brought into the world.
The girl abandoned the baby in a field, hoping that nobody would see or hear him; she was wrong. The heroic dog named La China heard the cries of the baby. The pooch just gave birth to her own litter of puppies, so her motherly instincts were definitely on overdrive during this time.
She located the baby 50 meters away and brought him back to her kennel and kept him warm and safe along with her puppies. Then La China’s owner, heard the baby’s cries the next morning and called the authorities so that the baby could receive medical attention.
Doctors have stated that the baby is safe despite having minor injuries, but did not have any bite marks on him; evidence that La China was very gentle with him. They also stated that if it weren’t for the dog bringing him home to her kennel, the baby wouldn’t have survived.
Argentinian news companies rushed towards their small town to cover this story, and everyone is hailing La China as a hero. However, her newfound fame made her anxious as she felt very protective of her puppies. For everyone, she is a hero to be celebrated, but for her, she was just being a mother.