On Christmas Eve, Junrel Fuentes Revilla, 36, was riding a motorcycle when a large black dog suddenly blocked the road.
Dog barks relentlessly at biker, leads him to newborn baby abandoned at dumpsite.
The bundle turned out to be a newborn baby boy wrapped in a towel and left unattended—crying, with his umbilical cord and placenta still attached, reported Cebu Daily News.
Motorcyclist Junrell Fuentes Revilla holding the newborn baby boy he saved from a dumpsite. (Courtesy of Sibonga Police Department’s Women and Children Protection Desk via Hope for Strays)
Revilla sprang into action and took the infant to Deiparine Community Hospital, reported Sibonga Police Department’s Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD).
The baby received treatment and is now safe under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The police launched an investigation, asking the residents of Sibonga, 50 kilometers southeast of Cebu City, to contribute any information that may lead to the identification of the mother, reported Cebu Daily News.
Meanwhile, everyone thought the adorable heroic canine was a stray until a local rescue group, Hope For Strays, tracked down the dog and found that he is one out of the 10 pups owned by an animal lover, Kuya Lyndon.
The founder of Hope For Strays, Gea Chei Ybarita, told The Epoch Times that the baby boy was placed in isolation for two weeks owing to the pandemic. After the quarantine period, the boy was discharged from the hospital and placed in the safe care of Sibonga MSWDO social welfare.
Ybarita said the investigation to locate the baby’s family “is still ongoing.”
Blacky, identified as one of 10 dogs owned by Kuya Lyndon Olingay of Barangay, Magcagong. (Courtesy of Hope for Strays)
Hope For Strays shared that their organization functions with limited resources with nothing but a bike for their outreach ventures. Nonetheless, the rescue group didn’t hesitate to partner with @pawssionproject to organize a fundraiser for Blacky’s family in hopes to give back to this amazing family “for having raised such an intelligent and friendly dog.”
The rescue group posted on Facebook that Blacky’s owner told them although his family struggles financially, he ensures to feed all his dogs and take good care of them.
The funds received will be transferred to the owner of the dog and spent on food and care for the animals.
Dog barks relentlessly at biker, leads him to newborn baby abandoned at dumpsite
In the meantime, volunteers brought a gift to a needy family in the form of 5,000 Philippine pesos, several bags of dog food, rice and other food.
According to the donors, Kuya could not hold back his tears and did not stop thanking them.
But this is the least that the city could do for this kind and modest person who raised a real hero.