Mel the Shih Tzu was playing on the ninth floor balcony of her home in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, when she climbed onto the railing and was unable to descend. Falling to the ground would surely be the death of her. But, fortunately, at the most opportune moment, there was a passer-by with a keen sense
Joao Augusto heard barking and, looking up, saw a dog. He was aware of the dangerous situation and knew that he had to help. Joao Augusto, Paulo Narciso, to get a towel or sheet to catch Mel. But there would be no time for that.
The dog slipped and began the 100ft fall to the ground. Joao Augusto readied and positioned himself as well as he could and was able to break her fall saving the dog’s life. Mel looks back at him for a second to say thanks before walking away unharmed. What a close call!