Heartbreaking pics show hero dog saving her puppies

Posted at 1:15 PM, Aug 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-13 13:42:25-04

by Jason M. Vaughn

SANTA ROSA DE TEMUCO, Chile — Pictures of a hero mother dog risking her life to save her day-old puppies, carrying them one-by-one in her mouth as she rescues them from a burning house and setting them on a fire truck, are causing tears across the internet.

According to The Daily Mail, the mother dog – a German Shepard named Amanda – rescued her pups in southern Chile last Thursday after a car bomb exploded, causing her home to burst into flames.

After rescuing all of her puppies and placing them one-by-one on the steps of a firetruck, Amanda laid down beside them and protected them with her body while firefighters battled the blaze.

Four of Amanda’s five puppies survived the blaze. The fifth, whose side Amanda refused to leave, died of severe burns.

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