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Monument to heroic dog Druzhok

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok. Village Vladimirovka of Amur region, Russia

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok
The story happened in the village of Vladimirovka of Amur region, not far from Blagoveshchensk. Andreev family lived in it for 13 years. Water began to fill the house at 4am. They gathered in a hurry, taken just what came to hand. Waiting the flood out they went to stay with relatives in their city apartment. But they couldn’t take their dog with them. So, they left their dog in the village, with their neighbors, whose house was not affected by the flood. Every day they visited their dog to feed him, but on the third day he disappeared. So, they took the boat and and sailed to their flooded house to search for the dog.

How it was, flood in 2013

How it was, flood in 2013

First, they heard barking. And then they met policemen – they complained that the dog did not let anyone to the house. Only with the help of the dog’s owners they were able to evacuate the guard to shore. After the incident the owners did not dare to leave him, and moved to their neighbors’ house themselves.

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok

The family posted the photo report of flood and rescuing their dog on the social network. The dog immediately became a celebrity. Andreev family because of the flood had lost almost everything. Thanks to photographs of brave dog, the family began to receive offers of assistance from around the world. As a result, the dog helped not only his family, but the whole village.

In those days, Druzhok became for many a symbol of hope, courage, loyalty and reliability.

Proud Druzhok going to his own monument

Proud Druzhok going to his own monument

The idea of the monument belonged to the commercial director of the First Channel, who was in charge of the Amur region in the construction of houses for flood victims. So, the money was raised during the telethon. The cost of installing the monument to Druzhok took over the channel, the main regional newspaper was engaged in organizational matters, and a local sculptor Nikolai Karnabeda created the monument.

At the opening of the monument was invite the hero himself, alongside with the villagers.

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok

The original and copy

The original and copy

The plate with the story of flood of 2013 and heroic dog

The plate with the story of flood of 2013 and heroic dog

source amurpravda.ru