You ever have those moments where you read a headline that makes you go:
As journalists, we have stories that make us do the exact same thing. This is one of them. One little Bengal tiger cub owes it's life to a Mexican police dog. The dog, sniffing through the mail for contraband, alerted on a large blue plastic container addressed to be shipped from one state in Mexico to another. When officials opened the container, they were met with newspaper clippings... and a big pair of amber-colored eyes looking back at them.
It was a tiger cub. Someone sent a sedated tiger cub in the mail, you guys. (For our reaction, please see previous GIF)
When a dog saved a tiger cub!— India Today (@IndiaToday) February 9, 2018
Cub found in a plastic container has taken the internet by storm.
Canine members of the Federal Forces Division detected a plastic box with an 'unusual' content at Tlaquepaque Central Bus Station in Mexico
Source: Federal Police (Mexico) #ITPhotoBlog pic.twitter.com/foKZtcb9Ot
The cub was legally owned, with registration and paperwork present and in order. Authorities seized the animal anyway, as shipping an animal in the mail with no food, water, adequate ventilation or medical attention is abuse.
Twitters collective response was confusion, anger, and pride for the police pup:
I hope that arrests were made at both ends (sender / receiver) and we are kept abreast of the situation.— YouAreTooFunny (@everbodyBlocksU) February 10, 2018
It’s not enough to just rescue the animal.
The humans need to be arrested so they don’t try it again
What is wrong with people! That poor thing. How cruel.— Maria (@Mhowe1Maria) February 9, 2018
Also the doggie who helped deserves an All-you-can-eat party. A big bow wow in support🐕🐯— Sanjay Gera (@sanjaygera) February 10, 2018
Cat puns? Cat puns.
Somebody was definitely lion about the contents of that box.— Fab Scarborough (@FabScarborough) February 10, 2018