Hua Hua, the new mother of 4 puppies, is considered a hero for her dedicated devotion and undeniable love for her children.
She swims over 2 miles each day to nurse her young puppies that are stranded on a flooded island. Hua Hua is a stray dog that lives in Chongqing, China, but her puppies are trapped on Shanhuba Island due to the rising flood waters of Yangtze River.
Everyday, Hua Hua makes the trek across the Yangtze River to the isolated island to feed her puppies. Then she swims back to the city to feed herself. She does this procedure twice a day, around 7am and 7pm. She has been doing this for about two weeks.
The daily journey of this brave mother was discovered last week. A local swimmer out for his daily exercise found out Hua Hua’s secret. On his first visit to the deserted island, he was shocked to find newborn puppies on the island.
The next evening when he went out to the island again, he finally realized how the puppies got to the island. He saw Hua Hua coming back from her trek. The dog had given birth on Shanhuba, but the flood had isolated the island, and the family was separated.
The man realized that Hua Hua searched for food in the city during the daytime and came back to the island at night to stay with her puppies.
The man was so moved by the dog and her efforts. He wrote the story down and asked a friend to post it up on a pet website. Many animal lovers called the man volunteering to help the dog. Some wanted to help take care of Hua Hua and her puppies on the island. But the man was afraid that too many people on the island would disturb Hua Hua and her family and scare them away.
So instead local residents brought food to Hua Hua. They bring her meat and other food so she can be nourished to feed her young. Also some other residents put Hua Hua in their boat and take her to the island, so she doesn’t have to make the long swim.
Local citizens dub her as a hero and are moved by her unconditional love for her children.
The man said that residents are trying to find Hua Hua and her puppies a home.
Source: CRI English