Can animals be altruistic? Well, maybe this story will help you answer that.

Lilica is a dog that lives in a junkyard in São Carlos, Brazil. Her extended family consists of another dog, a cat, chickens and a mule, along with Neile Vania Antonio, who found Lilica abandoned as a puppy and took her in. She loves her family a lot but it is what she does every night that is so amazing to bring her fellow animals food.

Lilica provides for her extended family by venturing two miles each night to pick up food specially prepared for her and the other animals in her family, so that they have food to eat. This smart and loyal dog has been sharing her food with her family every night for three years.

Every night Lilica travels to the home of Professor Lucia Helena de Souza, who takes care of 13 stray dogs and 30 cats. To do this she has to walk 2 miles along a busy highway road to meet with Lucia who has developed this special routine with the Lilica. Everyday Lucia prepares her food and puts it in a bag for Lilica. She then meets her every night at 9:30 pm. Lilica eats some of the meal and carries the rest of the food in a bag back to the junkyard to feed the other animals who are also hungry.

Lilica very carefully picks up the bag and then travels back home with the much appreciated dinner for the other animals. Her owner,Neile, confirms that Lilica has been making her nightly meal delivery for three years and that Lilica is a special dog. "People don't do that. Some people hide and do not want to share what they have with others. She did not, Lilica is an exceptional animal."

The following video shows Lilica bringing the food to her family. It is in Portuguese but it is very easy to follow along and very amazing to watch! Lilica is definitely a special dog!

VIDEO Lilica, the selfless dog.

Responses to "An Amazing Dog in a Brazil junkyard travels every night to feed her animal friends (Video)"

  1. Unknown says:

    This is a Wonderful and Smart Angel Dog, That knows how to feed his pals... Some people think animals aren't like people, But I think they are more Human like than some Humans..

  2. Anonymous says:

    So sweet What a wonderful dog and woman to do this. Bravo

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is a very special and brave dog, I would love to own a dog :-)

  4. JennInAustralia says:

    What a caring dog and lovely people looking after her but sadly it looks like she has been pregnant It would have been wonderful if maybe the reporters /tv station had offered to have her desexed , as the family is so poor and can't support the animals it already has

  5. Anonymous says:

    God Sent!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    It would be wonderful if more people were more like her.

  7. Anonymous says:

    A "special" dog, indeed! I wish someone had taken the time to translate, but it was amazing and a blessing to watch. God bless the owner and the lovely lady who not only prepares the food but walks miles to give it to Lillica. Two special ladies and a speciaql dog!

  8. Andrea says:

    Amazing real story! How can we help this smart and devoted dog and the people around her to improve their lives?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Tears of joy to this wonderful lady who feeds him and to this very special dog that is wise and full of love and compassion for his other fury friends. Sending here a great big virtual hug and to this amazing dog.

  10. Unknown says:

    I love you Lilica!

  11. Anonymous says:

    till one night because her owner doesn't care enough about the dog to chain it up in the yard or fence in the yard the dog is hit by a car on the highway and dragged into the forest by wild animals and eaten and no one knows what happens to it. . . . . . . . até uma noite porque seu proprietário não se importa o suficiente sobre o cão a cadeia-lo no quintal ou cerca no quintal do cachorro é atropelado por um carro na estrada e arrastou para dentro da floresta por animais selvagens e comido e ninguém sabe o que acontece com ele.

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