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A pregnant dog is being hailed as a hero after rescuing four patients from a hospice fire in the Leningrad region, Russia. A hospice is a special hospital where dying patients are being taken care of. Thanks to the dog’s smart actions, four valuable lives could be saved.
The pawed heroine named Matilda alarmed her owner about the blaze by barking. She did not stop there, even running inside the burning building.
The pregnant dog soon became unconscious after raising the alarm, due to inhaling carbon monoxide. Soon after, Matilda suffered terrible burns all over her body from the fire.
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The four patients in the private hospice were all taken to safety. The poor dog was later rescued by volunteers Elena Kalinina and Alexander Tsinkevich. This delay gave enough time for the fire to sustain the soon-to-be-mom with severe burns.
The animal campaigners at the Vasilek shelter in St. Petersburg are giving their maximum effort to rescue the dog, treating and looking after the pooch.
In the video clip, Matilda is seen licking her wounds while the vets are treating her. According to a statement by The Shelter, the brave dog’s face, neck, and abdomen have met with severe damages. Another report stated that the pregnant pooch ‘cries and trembles in pain, but heroically endures everything.’
A fertility specialist too examined Matilda, carefully studying her for a long time to determine the state of her puppies. Although it’s very difficult to determine the number of pups Matilda is carrying, the shelter confirmed that all puppies are alive and developing well. Unfortunately, after giving birth, Matilda will be unable to feed her pups due to her injuries.