When Denis Malafeyev heard about a pair of dogs stranded on nearby train tracks, he knew that he needed to help. The dogs, he learned, had been seen on the tracks for two days now, but no one could get close enough to help. One dog was immobile on the tracks, while the other was guarding fiercely. Denis knew that he could help, but he had no idea just how far these dogs had gone to survive.
They appeared to be a brother and sister, and the sister was stuck on the tracks. Denis wasn’t sure if she had broken any bones or had gotten stuck to something, but he couldn’t get close enough to find out. He knew that if he was going to move the dogs to safety, he would need to earn the trust of her brother.
For hours, Denis sat nearby and offered treats to the vigilant brother. Eventually, he was able to get a bit closer…but not in time. Denis heard the chilling sound of an oncoming train and knew that this was the end.But the dogs did something incredible! The brother went to sit by his sister, snuggling close as they put their noses to the ground. The train roared over the dogs for what seemed like ages before passing. When the train had gone, Denis was relieved to see that the dogs were a bit shaken, but unharmed!
Once he gained the brother’s trust, he wrapped the sister in a tight blanket to keep her body from moving as he carried her back to his car.
A quick trip to the vet showed that she hadn’t broken any bones, but she had been severely bruised which is why she wasn’t able to move. They also revealed that the dogs’ owners had been looking for the dogs for days!
They were all reunited thanks to one brave man who refused to give up!