In the Valparaíso Region of Chile, Andres Fabricio Argandoña Tapia had no plans of saving any lives when he was driving a train through Llay Llay. But when he noticed something laying on the tracks, he immediately stopped the train.
As he took a few steps closer to the spot, he saw a little black and brown dog. He knew something was terribly wrong. So, he took out his phone and started recording as he neared the dog.
What he saw broke his heart.
The dogs had been tied with a chain into the tracks. As the man approached the dog, he started barking and wagging his tail excitedly. The chains were feets longs and if Tapia hadn’t found him when he did, an innocent life would have been lost.
“How can there be such bad people who have tied little dogs to the road?” Tapia said in the video. “Hopefully, one day, the human race will change.”
As soon as the video hit the internet, it went viral, with views over 300,000. Tapia then rescued the poor dog and freed him from the chains.
“At the end, the puppy let go and went happy,” Tapia writes in a Facebook comment.
Watch the horrifying video yourself.
After continuous questions, the mayor of Llay Llay, Edgardo Gonzalez, is launching an investigation of the case.
“We are shocked by the cruelty seen in our society, and strongly condemn this act against such a defenseless animal,” Gonzalez said, according to local media outlet La Republica. “We appreciate the attitude that the driver had, who saved the life of this pet.”
“As a municipality, we will take the corresponding actions [to bring] a lawsuit against those responsible and we will also contact the engineer to offer all our help to provide this little puppy with veterinary medical care, microchips, deworming and sterilization,” he added.
The mayor also said that if the rescue team finds the puppy, he will also be sent to a forever home.
The views on the video are still increasing and the amount of gratefulness that the conductor has received is just overwhelming.
Since then, Tapia wrote on Facebook, “You know that we railwaymen are of good heart.”
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