There is no greater power on Earth than mother’s love! This has been proved to be true many times before, and this latest story only shows how mothers are ready to sacrifice it all, including their own life, for the well being of their offspring. Once this brave dog could feel her baby was safe, she could breath a sigh of relief.
When they first spotted Helen and her son Oscar, Viktor Larkhill and his team were aware these mother and son were in a desperate condition and if they wanted to save them they had to act really quickly. They were both in the verge of death and were running out of time. Fearing that the dogs wouldn’t let them approach, Viktor was very careful, but he soon realized that Helen somehow knew they were there to get them out of that place covered in garbage, so she let him get closer and take her son in his hands.
Helen stood still and allowed the rescuers do their job. Her son was about to be saved and that was all that mattered.
The rescue group posted this to their page:
“It was a difficult, tense moment. A sudden movement could have triggered panic and they would have escaped. But the mother did something beautiful… Patiently, she remained still and calm while we won the trust of her son. Used to unspeakable abuse she must have been terrified at the strangers, but deep inside, but she must have felt that somehow, that rescuer was her son´s only chance.
And so, she didn´t move an inch while we gained the trust of her son. Only when Oscar was in safe hands, she jumped out and ran away. She had sacrificed her life to save her baby.
While we drove to the hospital we promised to her, and to ourselves, that we would not leave her behind… we promised her that we would save her beautiful son and we would return to find her.”
And they did keep their promise. As soon as Oscar was placed at a safe place, the crew returned for the mother. Unfortunately, she was already way too weak to hang on, but Viktor never lost hope. He never thought of leaving this brave dog’s side.
He took her in his hands and was determined to provide her with the assistance she was in a desperate need of.
Once at the medical center, the team wrote:
“Helen is now in Intensive care. Her condition is as bad, if not worst, as her son´s. Helen is completely emaciated and dehydrated, barely alive.
Her blood poisoned by Leishmania, Ehrlichia and anaplasma, as her son was. Her kidneys are barely functioning. On her own, she would have never recovered.”
Then they got this brilliant idea of reuniting her with her son and prayed for a miracle. And guess what? That’s exactly what they got.
Once she spotted Oscar being safe and sound, it allowed her to gather the strength to keep fighting for her life because giving up would mean leaving her son on his own, and that wasn’t an option.
She still has a long way to go. But hopefully, with all the love by the staff and the donations of kind-hearted people she will turn into a healthy dog that will have a great life ahead of her.