Woman rescues puppy trapped inside trash bag 


It goes without saying that causing harm to animals is never acceptable. So when we see a furry friend in need of help, we always try our best to aid them. One such Good Samaritan is this woman in Terengganu who saved the life of a puppy she found with a string around his neck, stuffed in a trash bag. She broke into tears upon seeing the puppy gasping for air, and later took him to her workplace where he was welcomed with open arms. 


Puppy gets saved by woman after it was thrown away


On 9th June 2021, netizen Aqilah Yuhanis took to her TikTok account to share how she had stumbled upon a dog that had been thrown away and left in a sack inside a trash bag.

Because the dog had a string around his neck when he was abandoned, he was gasping for breath and drooling profusely when she discovered him. At the sight, she panicked and rushed to get him water to drink.

Despite the bad state that he was in, Aqilah said that he didn’t try to get free and had been quiet and still when she found him.

The video posted on TikTok, which has since amassed over 7 million views at the time of writing, showed her tearing up as she released the string around the dog’s neck.

Woman rescues puppy left in trash bag
Image credit: @aqilahyuhanis54

Because it had hurt her to see him in distress, she took the dog to the workshop company where she worked.

She posted a follow-up video on TikTok on the same day, just a few hours after the rescue mission, saying that the dog recognised her when she went to see him again. She didn’t forget to share her hopes for the dog’s future while checking on him, wishing that he could find new friends after being separated from his family.

She also said she wishes that he can become healthy and strong again.

Woman rescues puppy left in trash bag
Image credit: @aqilahyuhanis54

As the videos of the dog received massive attention and concern from netizens, she took to her TikTok account again on 10th June to share an update on his condition.

She said that he was happy at his new place, and was received with open arms by those around him.

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Image credit: @aqilahyuhanis54


Malaysians praise caring woman who saved puppy’s life


Aqilah’s deed was recognised by Malaysia Animal Association, an animal advocacy organisation, who sang their praises for her on their Facebook account on 9th June. They also wished to award her for saving the dog’s life, and asked for anyone who knew her to reach out to them so they could do so.

Likewise, they denounced the actions of the individuals who caused harm to the dog as being abusive and unacceptable.

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Image credit: Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia – Malaysia Animal Association

Many Malaysians also came out to praise Aqilah for her actions in the post’s comments section.

This included Facebook user Christelle Angel Lai, who commented, “Thank you so much, young lady. You are so kind. May God bless you always. Malaysia needs more good people like you. You make us proud. To all animal haters, if you don’t like [animals], at least do not kill them. Don’t [be] cruel to them. Let them be anyway.”

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Image credit: Christelle Angel Lai 


Woman rescues puppy that was left in distress inside trash bag


It’s always disheartening to see animals subjected to cruel acts by inconsiderate individuals. Fortunately, we have kind-hearted individuals such as Aqilah, who showed exemplary care towards animals in need of our help by rescuing the stray puppy that she found inside a trash bag.

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Cover image adapted from: @aqilahyuhanis54 and @aqilahyuhanis54

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