Dogs are not just our cuddle buddies. Aside from providing much-needed companionship, dogs are also known to be top-notch protectors. They have incredible instincts when it comes to safeguarding their territory, their entire being tuned in to their surroundings to sense anything that may be a threat to their family.

An example of a dog’s vigilance against possible danger is a pooch named Max. Apart from being in the right place at the right time, Max also acted without hesitation to save the day. Because he stayed on alert even when the world slumbered on, he was able to prevent a tragedy from happening.

Max’s family was already sleeping when he sensed something was amiss. He barked incessantly to wake his owners up, knowing that they have to act fast. Fortunately, Max’s owners realized the urgency in his barks, causing them to get up and see what was making the dog stir crazy.

A soft sound was what had awoken Max and made him uneasy. Since all the doors were locked, he couldn’t get out to investigate and help out. That’s why he started barking, alerting his family that something was wrong.

When his family finally joined him downstairs, they found the dog scratching the front door. Max, in his way, was trying to communicate to them that the problem was outside, and they needed to get there immediately. They were unprepared for what awaited them from the other side of the door.

A tiny kitten whimpered pitifully, her head trapped inside a wrapper bag. No one knew how or why the kitten ended up on their doorstep. Maybe somehow, it knew somebody was there to help her in her time of need.

The poor animal was on the verge of suffocating. Max’s owner quickly removed the bag over the kitten’s head to help her breathe again. Once removed, the kitten promptly ran off, realizing she was free.

Good boy, Max. Well done.

Video courtesy of Laylany via Twitter

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