This Amazing Dog Saved So Many Lives, But His Story Recently Ended In Tragedy

On April 16, 2016, a devastating earthquake occurred in Ecuador, destroying communities and killing almost 700 people. One death is even more tragic than most. This particular hero died while pulling others to safety.

A four-year-old labrador named Dayko saved many people over the course of his career. Sadly, he just died in the line of duty.

When a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador earlier this month, Dayko went to work rescuing people like it was any other day for the K-9 division of the Ibarra Fire Service.

The brave dog’s mission was to help find people who had been trapped beneath the rubble.

He managed to save several lives.

While rescuing more victims, however, he suffered a devastating heat stroke.

The fire department announced that Dayko died from a “massive coronary myocardial infarction and acute respiratory failure.” They expressed gratitude for the dog’s heroic efforts, stating that he always sprung into action when community members needed help.

(via Independent)

Dayko’s death is even more disheartening when you think about how many more people he could have saved if he hadn’t passed away. He truly died a hero, and the people of Ibarra will never forget hm.

You can do your part by donating to UNICEF‘s disaster relief fund today.

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She Was Abandoned On A Park Bench, Blind And Alone. But Then, A Savior Came Along.

It’s incredible the amount of cruelty some humans can dish out to animals. It never ceases to amaze me the insanely torturous things we do to creatures who depend on us and trust that we’ll provide everything for food, comfort, and safety.

That’s why this story is especially disgusting. Someone abandoned a poor, sick, and blind dog on a park bench in California. It was a disgraceful act, but luckily, some heroes came to save the day.

This is Poly. She was abandoned on a park bench in California. She is blind, suffers from a heart and skin condition, and is totally dependent on humans to survive.

Which is why it was insanely cruel for a person to leave her for dead in an unfamiliar place.

Luckily, the people at the Santa Barbara County Animal Services found her and were able to rescue her.

For now, Poly is spending time in a foster home, getting treated for her illnesses and waiting to be adopted by someone who wants to be her forever family.

Understandably so, her medical bills are piling up, so an account was set up to help pay for her expenses.

If you’re interested in donating to Poly’s medical expenses, you can click here.

(via Bored Panda)

Hopefully she can find her forever home soon. Thank goodness for the kind people of the Santa Barbara County Animal Services for finding Poly before something terrible happened.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-blind/

Two Inseparable Dogs Get Rescued From A Harsh Life On The Streets Of LA.

Annie Hart, founder of the Los Angeles-based animal organization Rescue from the Hart, learned of two cute dogs running around an East Los Angeles street earlier this month.

When she turned up to look for them, she found two of the most precious dogs ever. The dogs were clearly inseparable from each other, and in puppy love! The girl dog was hesitant to trust Annie, so she had to lure her into a trap cage to catch her. Once she did, the boy dog came running into her lover’s arms. The little guy didn’t want to fall behind.

(Source: Rescue From The Hart)

Annie decided to name the inseparable besties after one of television’s favorite couples, Chandler and Monica. Rescue from the Hart is still taking care of these sweet pooches, but hopefully they’ll find a loving owner soon!

Read more: http://viralnova.com/love-dogs-rescued/

Dog Whose Owners Abandoned Him At A Gas Station Gets A Full Time Job

Meet a dog named Negão, the cutest gas station employee on the planet. The pooch was abandoned at a petrol stop by his previous owners. Sabrina Plannerer and her partner purchased a Shell gas station under construction in the town of Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, and when they noticed the wandering doggie, they did something amazing.


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“We adopted him immediately and got him all the care animals need,” Plannerer tells The Dodo. “We bought him food, a dog house, and a leash to take him on walks.”

Then, they went a step further – they made Negão a Shell ’employee’ and even gave him a worker’s ID card. The doggie turned out to be a natural when it comes to stellar customer service.

“Negão waits for people to arrive, and then goes up to say hello, winning them over with his charms,” Plannerer says. “Customers love him. Some people even bring him toys.”

The woman says she hopes this positive example will encourage other establishments to adopt.

Meet a dog named Negão, the cutest gas station employee on the planet