Pointer Is Baby Kangaroo’s Hero

April 3rd, 2008 by Dan

in Torquay, Victoria, Australia a 10 year old German Shorthaired Pointer/Wirehaired Pointer mix, named Rex made quite a discovery while on a walk with his owner Leonie Allan. Early in the morning Rex and Leonie headed out on their usual walk and discovered that a female kangaroo had been struck and killed by a car. Later on in the afternoon Rex returned to the body and gently retrieved what no one knew was there – a 4 month old joey! Rex carried the baby by the neck in such a nurturing way that the little guy was unharmed.

Rex and Joey 3

Photo courtesy of the Daily Mail

“The joey was snuggling up to him, jumping up to him and Rex was sniffing and licking him – it was quite cute”, said Allan.

Rex and Joey 1

Photo courtesy of the Daily Mail

Rex will now have a namesake as the Joey is going to be named Rex Jr. He is being raised at the Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary and will eventually be released back into the wild when he is old enough.

Rex and Joey 2

Photo courtesy of the Daily Mail





7 Responses to “Pointer Is Baby Kangaroo’s Hero”

  1. Aileen Says:

    Awwww!!! Rex deserves all the praise he can get for this amazing rescue. Dogs are so wonderful!

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  3. Pat Says:

    Mans best friend. And a savior of fellow animals.
    I hope Rex gets a medal.

  4. Patty Says:

    Why can’t humans take care of one another like this? How Wonderful…Dogs rule!!!!

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  6. joelina Says:

    cool my dog finds baby rabbits and brings them in the house and then we have rabbits hopping in the house she is a border collie labrador pointer mix she is very smart and i love your dog he is very pretty i love that breed of dog

  7. rex Says:

    my pointer is called rex too!!!how cute

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