A stray dog in the country of Georgia has appointed himself as the local crossing guard for young children crossing a busy intersection.
Every morning, he strongly discourages drivers from encroaching upon the crosswalk by barking wildly at them until the kids, who cross hand-to-hand with their teacher, have made it across.
“He’s a very serious boy. He never goes to other streets,” said Tamta, who is part of the community that takes care of Kupata the dog. Kupata is Georgian for “sausage”.
According to ecstatic YouTube commenters, this particular ‘sausage’ is an Australian shepherd–it’s his breed that may have given him his instincts to go running up and down beside the little boys and girls he cares for.
Tamta said that Beqa, her friend, videotaped Kupata’s work to show people that stray animals aren’t as dangerous as they used to be.
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“Kupata is the lucky one because we all take care of him, but there are other dogs that aren’t lucky–that don’t have shelter, they don’t have food,” explains Tamta. “This is a problem in our country.”
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Hopefully footage like this one will help others to see strays differently.
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