When Milagro Muñoz Araya and her husband saw a dog darting back and forth through traffic they knew they needed to see what the problem was.
A very devoted dog
The couple were driving through Guapiles, Costa Rica, where they live, when they saw the dog. She was obviously distressed and Araya told The Dodo it seemed she was trying to signal something to them.
Pulling over to the side of the road, the couple let the dog lead them to the source of the trouble. There, by the side of the road, was an injured man, lying on the ground.
It had just started raining, and the couple ran over to assist him as they could. An ambulance soon arrived.
Throughout the whole ordeal, the man’s dog, named Chiquita, never left his side. She even followed him into the ambulance and rested on his chest until the crew decided she needed to leave for safety reasons.
In a Facebook post, Araya spoke of how the dog showed “once again the sincere and unconditional love of animals.”
According to The Dodo, Araya later visited the man to see how he was doing. He appeared to live in unfavourable cinditions, with very few possessions, relying on a kind neighbour to do his washing and give him food.
Feeling she wanted to do more Araya, who is a vet, took Chiquita to be spayed and dewormed, and tested for illnesses.
Source: The Dodo
Photo credit: Milagro Muñoz Araya
Have you ever experienced the unconditional love of an animal?