I won’t leave my buddy behind. There was a brave pup who risked his own safety to watch over a hurt dog stuck on train tracks. For 48 hours, the loyal pooch stayed by the other dog’s side and gently pushed her head down whenever a train passed by.
In Ukraine, a female dog found herself unable to move after sustaining serious injuries. She was lying down on some railway tracks, exposed to the threat of getting hit by a train passing by. Despite the danger, her male companion named Panda, refused to leave her side. He even urged her to put her head down for protection whenever trains would pass over them. It remains unknown if Lucy got injured by a train that passed by in Uzhgorod. Sadly, she was too frozen and severely hurt to move to a safer spot. The locals who discovered her wanted to help, but Panda would bark at them every time they attempted to approach, signaling them to stay away.
Denis Malafeyev stumbled upon the duo and posted a video of their daring escape from an oncoming train that left us breathless. He tells the tale of how he received a call from a friend who reported seeing two dogs stranded on the railway track for over two days near Tseglovka village.
Upon arriving at the scene, it was discovered that one of the dogs, a female, had sustained an injury and was unable to move. The male dog was fiercely protective of her in our presence, which made the situation all the more heart-wrenching. As a train approached, I felt a sense of dread, knowing that we were powerless to do anything. If we attempted to intervene, we risked being injured ourselves, and the dogs would likely meet a tragic end.
Despite the danger, the male dog refused to abandon his companion. As the train drew nearer, he positioned himself close to her, lying down beside her and pressing his head to the ground. Both dogs remained still as the train passed them by, narrowly avoiding a catastrophic collision.
Thankfully, both dogs survived the ordeal, though the female did suffer significant bruising. After being rescued from the tracks, they were taken to a veterinarian for medical attention. Despite being reunited with their owners, the male dog continued to stay by the side of his injured companion, providing warmth and comfort for two days straight.
Reflecting on this remarkable act of loyalty, I am left wondering what drove the male dog to behave in such a selfless manner. Was it instinct, affection, friendship, or some combination of these qualities? One thing is certain – not all humans would be capable of showing such unwavering devotion to another being.
Thankfully, both animals recovered from their injuries in due time. The female was given the name Lucy, while the male was called Panda. As I interacted with the staff at the facility, I gradually learned to trust humans. Soon enough, a foster parent came forward to take care of them.
It turned out that Lucy and Panda had been brought in together by a man. Despite enduring two days of freezing temperatures on the railway tracks with no food, Panda refused to abandon his companion. Even though I could have fled, he chose to stay by her side during the most dangerous moments when the train was passing by.
This act of bravery may have been what led them to their happy ending as they are now thriving under the care of their foster parents. Their story has garnered a lot of love and admiration on social media platforms, with many people praising their courage and good fortune. Countless messages of support have been sent to them.