Dog in Ukraine sticks by his companion injured on train tracks

Herman Weaver
December 29, 2016

But thanks to her loving companion who faithfully protected her until help arrived, Lucy survived the horrifying ordeal.

After his friend Lucy was apparently injured when hit by a train, Panda reportedly spent two days at her side - on the tracks - as more oncoming trains passed over the two of them.

Denis Malafeyev, a man who has experience rescuing local animals, found the pair stuck on the tracks.

Local media in Uzhgorod published news reports about the dogs, and tabloids in the United Kingdom picked up the story, pulling out their adjectives lists to describe the "spine-tingling" but also "heartwarming" video and recounting the "harrowing" ordeal of the "terrified" dogs who faced "certain" death in the "bitter" cold. Both dogs were brought to the vet and snuggled up to each other the whole way there.

He added: 'It's such a touching story.

There's something to be said for a dog's loyalty and bravery.

'When we arrived, it turned out that one of the dogs, the female, was injured and couldn't move.

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"I saw a train approaching - and felt sick", he wrote on his Facebook page. But miraculously, both pups lied down on the tracks, put their heads to the ground, and let the train pass harmlessly over them.

According to the post, a female dog was injured and couldn't move off the train track.

"The male dog was doing this for two days in a row".

"He kept her warm for two days under the constant threat of danger!"

"I don't know what to call this: instinct, love, friendship, loyalty?"

"One thing I know for sure, not all the people would do the same as this". They have had medical assistance, ' he said. Lucy had a few bruises, but was otherwise in good health.

The video went viral in Ukraine but also Russian Federation and other ex-USSR states today.

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