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Dog breastfeeds a starving toddler in Chile

Santiago: We can judge the heart of a person by seeing how he or she treats an animal, but how to judge the heart of an animal.The story of this dog would melt your heart
India TV News Desk September 10, 2015 15:00 IST
India TV News Desk

Santiago: We can judge the heart of a person by seeing how he or she treats an animal, but how to judge the heart of an animal.

The story of this dog would melt your heart with compassion and reaffirm your faith in kindness.

Here is the story of a pregnant dog who breastfed a starving 2 year old baby boy in Chile. The kid remained alive by sucking the dog's milk before police could rescue the baby who was completely malnourished.

The small abandoned baby boy was also suffering from lice infestation and skin infection problem when he was found lying naked at a workshop of a mechanic in Arica located 1600 kilometres north of the capital Santiago.

The baby was spotted by his neighbour Lory Escudero being breastfed by her own pregnant dog Reina.

When Escudero came outside to see her dog, she found the malnourished toddler sucking the dog's teats for milk.  

“Everyone that is here, we're all parents and if you saw what we saw from my position as a woman, as a mother, it was terrible,” she said to Sky News, a UK-based news channel.

The little boy was taken to a hospital where he was given treatment for malnutrition and skin infections before being released. He then was handed to the child welfare authorities to be taken care for.

After the baby was hospitalized, he got someone to visit her and that was his mother in drunken state. She was highly intoxicated. The mother wasn't arrested for leaving the child abandoned as the police did not find any harm being done to the child.