Injured Dog on Frozen Rail Track Protected by Faithful Companion

An injured dog unable to move from a frozen rail track was protected by her companion for two days over Christmas as he kept her warm and pushed her head down when trains passed overhead.

This heartwarming tale of fierce loyalty played out near a small railway station in western Ukraine’s Uzhhorod, where a train conductor alerted locals after he spotted two dogs huddled on the tracks on December 25, according to Facebook user Denis Malafeev, who shared this footage.

It was even a struggle to save the injured animal, as the male dog tried to defend her from strangers, Malafeev wrote.

The recovering animals have since been named Panda and Lucy and were reportedly adopted. Credit: Facebook/Denis Malafeev via Storyful