This dog, later named Lara was pregnant with a litter of puppies. Having little else to do, Lara gave birth to all her babies. Still, she had no access to food or water and was left to brave the elements all on her own.

Probably the saddest part of the story, however, is that many locals knew that the dog was tied up outside. Still, they were all too afraid to approach her and help because of a fear of pitbulls.

Despite being all alone without any food or shelter, the poor animal had survived and had also kept her puppies alive as well. After taking her in, Kyriaku made a Facebook post detailing what he had seen:

“This dog was tied up ten days ago while she was pregnant . . . there, without food and water, under these abnormal weather conditions of cold and rain in 38 degree Celsius weather, she gave birth to four puppies . . . her eyes kill me and a shudder of shame penetrates me. They say that man is dog’s best friend but no one says man is dog’s worst enemy.”

After some love and and care, Lara has put weight back on and her puppies are growing back into health. And despite all she’s been through, she still remains a warm and open-hearted dog.

This story goes to show that not only can dogs be incredibly loyal and heroic, but more specifically, pit bulls can be some of the most nurturing breeds out there. The ongoing rumor that pitbulls are always bloodthirsty and aggressive is simply not true.