A once stray dog who was abandoned by his owners is now being dubbed a hero for his most amazing tale to save another dog. The sweet black dog was living in a park in the south Dallas, Texas area. Although rescuers of the DogRRR team tried to gain trust and capture him, they were never successful. But then one day, the stray dog did something very unusual.

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One cold night, rescue worker Marina Tarashevsce saw the dog. He barked repeatedly at her. Every time Marina got closer, the dog walked backward a bit but never stop barking and looking at the woman. Marina and another rescuer, John Miller, kept following the dog. The dog led them to a hollowed out tree area deep in the woods near a creek. There, at that moment, the rescuers saw what the stray dog wanted to show them.

Inside the tree stump, they saw a female dog and her 10 puppies, curled up and trying to keep warm. If not for the black stray dog, rescuers would never have discovered the mama dog and her babies.

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All dogs were taken into care, where they were discovered to be sickly, underweight, and in need of care. The stray dog, named Hero, would not leave the side of the dog and puppies he helped save.

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The happy ending is that Hero, the female dog Mona, and all 10 puppies found their forever loving homes. Here’s what rescuers discovered thanks to Hero the dog: