When you think about Siberia, two words come to mind: frozen hell! Ok, it has its beauty, there are huge forests and beautiful wildlife too. But when winter comes the landscape is unforgiving, with temperatures reaching -40 to -50 degrees Celsius!
And if you’re venturing through Siberia in winter time, you must be prepared or the consequences can be fatal. With that in mind, who would ever let their child outdoors in that weather? You won’t believe what happened to a 2-year old boy…
20. Heavy Snow And Freezing Weather
It was a regular day for the people in the Altai region, Russia. But at night, the temperature went under -12 degrees Celsius (10 degrees Fahrenheit). And little did the neighbors know that there was a little boy outside…
19. Two Days of Suffering
There was a two-year-old boy on a porch, abandoned by his mother for two days. The poor boy had nothing to eat or to drink, he had no shelter and had to suffer through the freezing temperatures!
18. A Little Help
Until he was discovered, the boy had some help from an unlikely friend. The house where the boy was found was in a village in the Loktevsky district of Altai region. And in the freezing weather, the boy made a friend…
17. Winters in Siberia
For many, spending a winter in Siberia is challenging. And spending a couple of nights outside is the harsh winds is a death sentence. But this boy had a lucky day, as he was visited by a puffy dog!
16. The Boy Is Alive!
Nobody believed it when the Siberian news outlet stated that the abandoned boy who was found on the porch after two days of freezing in the outdoors was alive. And that was thanks to this dog that kept him warm.
15. A Hero With No Name
The dog’s name is not known, and the news didn’t mention the name of the boy either. But they knew that the dog saved the boy’s life using his own body heat. The dog was living in that house where the boy was abandoned. But how did they find them?
14. Neighbors Found the Toddler
Two days passed and the boy was finally noticed by neighbors that immediately called the ambulance. When the boy got to the hospital, doctors saw that he was suffering from acute hypothermia, but he was going to survive. If you’re wondering if the pooch survived…
13. A Full Recovery
Thankfully, the toddler fully recovered. As for the mother, she was going to face serious criminal charges for abandoning her child. She will face jail time and she has lost the rights to raise her child. You won’t believe what she did…
12. After Four Days…
The mother of the child appeared four days after abandoning him. The Siberian news outlets didn’t mention any of their names or if the dog belonged to the mother. But this wasn’t the only case in Siberia and the following story is even more shocking!
11. Not The Only Hero Dog in Siberia
This amazing pooch is not the only dog hero in Siberia. Three years before this little boy was abandoned, a little girl went missing for 12 days. Thankfully, her pooch was there to save her and bring the rescuers to her!
10. Karina Chikitova – The Mowgli Girl
A three-year-old girl followed her father through the Siberian wilderness but at one moment she got lost. Her father had no clue he was being followed, and the mother believed that Karina and her dog were with the father…
9. A Strong Character
Karina’s mother said that her girl had a strong character and that after the experience the girl was as usual, only being annoyed by people that asked her about the time spent in the wilderness. This is what she said…
8. Twelve Days in the Woods
Karina ‘demands people do not ask her about those days and gets nervous if people insist.’ The little girl had to live off berries and lie on beds of grass for 12 days. She was protected by her dog for 9 days when this happened. Nine days after getting lost, this happened!
7. Nine Days Later…
The family kept searching for the girl, and even helicopters couldn’t see her because of the thick foliage. And then, ‘when her dog came back we thought, ‘That’s it’’, said the girl’s family. They didn’t know what to think!
6. Defenseless Without the Dog
‘Even if she was alive—and chances were slim—now she would have definitely have lost all hopes. Our hearts truly and deeply sank’, said the family. They thought that with the dog returning, the poor girl was defenseless…
5. A Forest Full of Bears
One of the rescuers, Albert Semyonov, said that the girl was in a forest full of bears, so they were armed when they looked for Karina. He said that they felt somehow calmer knowing they had armed guards…
4. The Girl Was Helpless
‘However, the thought of bears immediately switched to another concern: somewhere in the forest was this helpless child,’ said Albert Semyonov. But the girl was found thanks to her dog leading the way. She only had a few scrapes on her feet!
3. Reunited With Her Loyal Dog
When the little girl got to see her dog again, she scolded her pet, asking him: ‘Why did you leave me?’ Little did she know that he was the one that helped everyone bring her back home!
2. Dogs Saving Lives
If we needed another example that dogs are courageous, loyal and loving, these two heroes prove it once again! Not only they’re the best friend a child could have, but they are also great guardians!
1. A Loving Dog Versus The Siberian Weather
There’s nothing that could stand between the love of a dog and their human friends. Not even the harsh Siberian weather! These pooches should be showered with love and rewards for their brave and selfless acts of love!