About a week ago, a police officer in Novo Horizonte, Brazil, saw a neighbor’s dog called Julie going through trash when the canine found something unexpected. At first the man thought it was a dead kitty, but it turned out to be a puppy – and he was very much alive. The officer immediately contacted Marco Antonio Rodrigues, a local animal rescuer, and asked for help. “[When I arrived], it was a moment of sadness… how can someone act like this?” Rodrigues told Bored Panda.
The dog who rescued the pup and brought it to the attention of the officer, made it clear she didn’t want to leave the baby, so they allowed her to watch over him. “She played the most important role by saving the puppy,” Rodrigues wrote online about the heroic dog.
Still, the big dog wasn’t producing the milk, so they had to find a canine who had milk and could nurse the baby dog – and they did. The foster parent Lupi is feeding the pooch and making sure he is growing stronger everyday.
“One dog found the puppy in the trash and another is being his mom,” Rodrigues wrote. “What a beautiful thing!”. The pup was named Chaplin, and the tiny fellow will be ready for adoption soon.