Disclaimer: You will likely cry after reading so prepare that tissue and brace yourself
Dogs have proven to be more than a pet, they are truly a man’s best friend and has become part of the family of every household. Jago is one of the dogs who have become more than just a pet, and can be considered a hero by saving his rescuer’s life.
Jago is a mixed breed rescue dog who sacrificed his own life to save his mom from a snake believed to be venomous and deadly.
According to a report on Inquirer.net, Jago was one of the dogs that Jonah Enriquez rescued last July 2016. She has been rescuing animals for four years now and has a mini-shelter in Samal, Bataan with 58 dogs and 18 cats. According to Jonah, someone reported that a dog was abandoned by his owners in a house in Bulacan that’s up for sale. The dog was locked in a small cage with no food for a month–until he got rescued by Jonah.
At first, Jago was not too friendly and did not allow Jonah to touch him, but eventually, he allowed Jonah to give him affection.
In a post by Jonah on her Facebook account last December 2, she shared how Jago rescued her from a snake that was about to attack her while she was cleaning the shelters. In her post, she narrated that Jago did not stop attacking the snake until he was sure that it was dead.
Jonah also wrote in the post that it was not impossible that the snake was able to have bitten Jago, unfortunately he was. She shared that Jago ran back to his hut, and died after a few minutes.
In the same report on inquirer.net, it was said that Jago had many snake bites–on his snout, nose, and neck.
They were uncertain on the kind of venomous snake that almost put Jonah to danger, some said it’s a cobra, while others think it’s a viper. But one thing that remains true is that Jago was a hero dog who did everything to save the life of the person who once saved his.
It is believed that dogs are highly intelligent and intuitive animals who can sense and predict possible danger. If not for Jago’s high intuition and bravery, Jonah could have faced a near death situation.
May you enjoy running and playing in the rainbow bridge, Jago!
Read more about Jago’s bravery here:
See how Jonah remembers Jago in one of her posts here: