A 3-year-old husky is hailed as a hero for rescuing seven newborn kittens abandoned in a box.
Dogs are known for being loyal, faithful, brave, compassionate, and incredibly helpful, traits that a service dog named Banner displays every day. Banner is a three-year-old husky who has become a hero dog, thanks to a heroic action she took to rescue several newborn kittens.
Since she was a puppy, this service dog has been living with her owner, Whitney Braley, and was trained to help her with her disability.
Banner is trained to alert other people when her owner has an anxiety attack or PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and can even bring her medications.
Hero dog saves newborn kittens
“She flags PTSD episodes, anxiety attacks, migraines, urge withdrawal, medication recovery, self-harm interruption, etc.”
Banner can be said to save his mom’s life every day, but he also loves helping those in need. Aside from these abilities, Banner has a special one that involves rescuing animals in need and caring for them until they are safe.
Whitney is also an animal lover, so they make the perfect couple and perform rescues on their own whenever they can.
“We rescue a lot, and she is always attached to the kittens. Two years ago I had my first bottle-fed kitten that was found in a ditch, and Banner raised her. That particular cat still lives with us, but over the years she has raised at least ten different litters of kittens. This is the first time she has encountered something like this.”
While in the woods, Banner came across something heartbreaking, a sealed cardboard box, which contained 7 newborn kittens inside. The little ones were only one day old, they did not move or meow, it seemed that they were slowly dying of cold, fortunately Banner appeared.
The dog immediately alerted Whitney and led her to where the box was, after opening it, she took the kittens out and brought them home. According to Whitney, this act must have been carried out by a person who did not have the capacity to carry the load of that litter and decided to abandon them.
“Someone must have put them in a cardboard box, closed the lid and left them there to die. They probably thought that no one would discover them. I don’t even know how Banner found them. The kittens were freezing cold and weren’t meowing or anything. It makes me sick that anyone could do that to these innocent little animals. He’s so cruel and ruthless.”
She is a very maternal and loving dog, while they are in her care, she will ensure that her family of kittens is in perfect condition. The little ones will be cared for at Whitney’s home, but then it’s up to her to find a loving home for each one.
I will find the kittens suitable homes that will love them forever. Our local shelter usually slaughters in three days, so it’s best if I take care of them myself. That’s the reason why I always end up taking care of babies. I don’t want them to die.”
This husky will be a hero forever, as these kittens probably wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for her skills.
“I am so happy that now, because of Banner, these kittens are able to live their lives with loving families. That makes my heart happy.”
A story of an incredible rescue and full of maternal love, which will be admired forever.