There are no doubts about the loyalty and love our dogs have for their humans, and although the following account is tragic, this loyal dog was a hero and made a difference we can celebrate; he sacrificed his own life to save his family.
It happened in Merauke, Indonesia when Achy Wijaya woke up in the morning to discover his dog lying nearly lifeless in the yard of their home. Achy heard him barking the night before.
According to NtdNews, Achy was devastated when he figured out his dog had been intentionally poisoned:
“They failed to rob us because of our pet dog kept barking,” Achy wrote on her Facebook page. “We only found out when we went out of the house in the morning. We saw that our dog had been poisoned by the thieves.”
As the tragic facts were collected, the family stated they had been asleep when a gang of thieves planned to rob their home.
Their dog started to bark frantically, but no one bothered to get up and check – thinking the dog had spotted a cat.
Suddenly the dog stopped barking, and it was the next morning the dog was found near death – lying in his own vomit with a mouthful of foam – indicative of having been poisoned.
“We wanted to take him to the vet, but we live in Papua and the vet usually only deals with farm animals. Besides, it was also a Sunday, so the vet’s clinic was closed as well,” Achy wrote.
The family tried to help their dog – making him drink milk, oil and coconut water, but he died.
And as the brokenhearted Achy mourned the death of his dog who sacrificed his own life to save his family, Achy videoed his brave dog’s last moments – to honor his pet’s life and to warn others to pay attention when their dogs bark.
Rest in peace poor little guy.
(Photos of loyal dog saved via Facebook Achy Wijaya)