A hero dog saved four patients from an inferno at a Russian hospice after running into the building to raise the alarm.
Matilda, the pregnant dog, is recovering from severe burns after passing out due to carbon monoxide fumes during the fire in Russia’s Leningrad region.
After the fire department was called, all four residents of the private hospice were safely rescued.
Mongrel Matilda, on the other hand, was only saved later by volunteers Elena Kalinina and Alexander Tsinkevich, and she suffered severe injuries.
According to the report, the pregnant dog ‘cried and trembled in pain, but heroically endured everything.’
Animal rights activists are now fighting to save her from the savage burns at the Vasilek shelter in St. Petersburg.
‘Matilda’s face, neck, and abdomen were severely burned,’ according to a statement from the shelter.
‘She was examined by a fertility specialist, who examined her for a long time and carefully examined the puppies.’
‘They’re all alive and growing well.’
‘Because she’s a big dog, it’s impossible to tell how many babies she’s carrying.’
Matilda, also known as Motya, will be unable to feed her puppies because her nipples have been severely burned.
According to reports, the hospice owner is unable to care for the dog following the fire due to injury.