When single mother Tia set out on a hike with her 76-year-old father, little did they know that they would have another guest on their way back down.
The duo were almost three hours into their trek when they came across an injured dog. Upon closer inspection, they discovered that the poor dog has some massive injuries and was incapable to walk.
The pooch had literally been abandoned left to die in the wilderness.
Despite the fact, the dog weighed 55 pounds, Tia decided that she was going to transport the injured dog back to safety.
Tia hoisted the massive dog onto her shoulders and began the long trek back to the village below. For the next six hours, Tia carried the 55-pound with all her strength and brought him down to the base of the mountain.
Tia said in an interview on the Pickler and Ben YouTube Channel, “We decided that I would carry him down and look for help. He was pretty beat up, so he couldn’t walk.”
“It was one the hardest things I’ve done in my life,” said Tia.
At one point in the interview, they asked Tia about her picture from the hike laying on a rock with the dog sitting on top of her.
Tia said, “I was really dead. I wanted to stop. I wanted to quit. I was almost in tears. You know, every time that I would set him down I would have to squat all the way down to my bum and then lay down so I could let him down gently so that I wouldn’t injure him anymore.”
Tia kept going anyway, despite the fact that her legs “felt like they were going to crumble at any moment.”
She saved the dog’s life that day and all the pain was simply worth it!
Source – Shareably