11-Year-Old Girl And Her Dog Save Pregnant Goat Mother Carrying Them Up Snowy Mountain
Meet 11-year-old Hamdü Sena Bilgin and her dog Tomi, who just became heroes after saving a mother goat and her baby.
Her family runs a small farm where they raise goats for their milk. Hamdü Sena, along with Tomi the dog who is always by her side, are goatherds – they protect and guide the animals.
One day when 11-year-old goatherd Hamdü Sena Bilgin and her dog Tomi were guiding a plot of sheep through the mountainous terrain of a village outside of Rize, Turkey, the duo stumbled upon a pregnant goat stuck in the snow.
Afraid the goat would be too weak to survive after giving birth, she had a bright idea that would save the mother and her newborn.
After the goat gave birth, I led the rest of the herd back to the farm,” Hamdü Sena told The Dodo. “Then I grabbed two backpacks from the house and went back to the goat and her baby with Tomi.” The girl took the mother goat on her back, and put the baby in Tomi’s backpack. They safely returned them home. The pictures were taken by the girl’s 15-year-old brother.
Bilgin waited until the goat gave birth before returning with two backpacks: One for herself and the other for her dog. Using the backpacks, Bilgin and her dog carried the goat and its baby up the mountain, back to their home.
After the story went viral, Bilgin said: “The snow was so thick, I was exhausted,” she said . “But it was worth it.” The story went viral, with people all over the world praising the girl, saying she embodies love for the animals.
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