Woman Faces Jail Time for Heroically Saving Dog on Tracks

Metro de Lima administrators say that going on the tracks for any reason whatsoever is illegal and punishable by jail time ranging from six months to six years.

 

7.2.15 - Woman Saves Dog on Tracks

 

When a dog fell onto the tracks of a busy train system in Lima, Peru, no one seemed to be willing to jump down to get him – not even his owner.  But one woman did, and now she’s facing up to six years in prison!

The dog somehow landed on the Metro de Lima tracks, and tried to jump back up to the platform, but no one could catch and pull him back up.  With a train due any moment, only one woman was courageous enough to do what needed to be done.

She hopped down onto the tracks and trotted over to the dog.  She picked him up and hauled him up to a man that appears to be an employee at the station.

All’s well that ends well, right?  Not exactly.  Metro de Lima administrators say that going on the tracks for any reason whatsoever is illegal and punishable by jail time ranging from six months to six years.  She may also be facing a lawsuit.

Staff recognizes her efforts to save the dog, but still say what she did was illegal.  However, the wording in the law books puts her actions in a gray area.

Article 215 of the Peruvian penal code states that “anyone found guilty of compromising the safety of the train tracks, will be punished with 6 months or up to 6 years in prison.”

But did she actually “compromise the safety of the train tracks?”  Wouldn’t leaving a dog there to die and get dragged under a train be more compromising to the tracks’ safety?  Who knew that inanimate train tracks could be put into such jeopardy, and are afforded more protection than living beings?

People are outraged at the prospect of this hero being arrested, and many have volunteered to help with legal assistance for her should it become necessary.  She has not yet been arrested, but if she is, no one with common sense or a heart would convict her.

 

 

419 thoughts on “Woman Faces Jail Time for Heroically Saving Dog on Tracks

    1. Hell,…..she should get a parade!!! I can’t believe the owner didn’t try to rescue this pup!

  1. How sad that she may be punished for showing compassion, bravery, and character. A hero is what she is. And should be treated as such.

    1. Tori- I agree with you. This Country is stupid it seems for jailing someone who loves animals. I would have done the same.

  2. How sad that she may be punished for showing compassion, bravery, and character. A hero is what she is. And should be treated as such.

  3. If you actually read the article you would know that the lady has not been arrested yet. And should be upset at the idiot who typed the misleading headline

  4. If you actually read the article you would know that the lady has not been arrested yet. And should be upset at the idiot who typed the misleading headline

  5. What about prison time for the owner who refused to go after their dog who would have been killed by their neglectful decision? Isn’t animal cruelty a crime (maybe not in Peru)? Seems like the dog owners should be going up for that 6 year prison sentence, since they made that woman step in for their irresponsibility

  6. What about prison time for the owner who refused to go after their dog who would have been killed by their neglectful decision? Isn’t animal cruelty a crime (maybe not in Peru)? Seems like the dog owners should be going up for that 6 year prison sentence, since they made that woman step in for their irresponsibility

  7. Some people are born into this world animal lovers … it is who they were created to be … what she did was natural for her. No one should ever … ever be punished for an act of human kindness.

  8. it was dangerous but someone has to do it….she is a hero not a criminal…let go of the policy and set a president..judge the action it is not a crime it is compassion and humanity…

  9. it was dangerous but someone has to do it….she is a hero not a criminal…let go of the policy and set a president..judge the action it is not a crime it is compassion and humanity…

  10. Im Peruvian and I hope this will not apply for this courageous woman that risked her life in order to save this dog’s life. What about the owner that did not prevent this to happen?? I think this is ridiculous.

  11. Im Peruvian and I hope this will not apply for this courageous woman that risked her life in order to save this dog’s life. What about the owner that did not prevent this to happen?? I think this is ridiculous.

  12. They want to put the wrong people in jail! But, ones who commit real crimes, get away with it and commit more! I probably would be going to jail too!

  13. They want to put the wrong people in jail! But, ones who commit real crimes, get away with it and commit more! I probably would be going to jail too!

  14. You’ve got to be kidding…it looked like the guards were just waiting for the dog to be hit. The dog tried to get up but failed.SOMEONE. Had to help and it obviously wasn’t coming from the guards.

  15. You’ve got to be kidding…it looked like the guards were just waiting for the dog to be hit. The dog tried to get up but failed.SOMEONE. Had to help and it obviously wasn’t coming from the guards.

  16. I’m Peruvian and I must let everyone know that we are disgusted with this, we all stand by the lady hero that saved the dogs life there is campaigns running across the city collecting signatures on the streets and a criticism by all news TV channels, we would not let this happen to her that’s ridiculous and isn’t how the country should be governed, we are asking to the metro administration to respond for the lack of security that allows the poor dog get into the tracks of the train instead of persecute the lady that react for their mistake

  17. I’m Peruvian and I must let everyone know that we are disgusted with this, we all stand by the lady hero that saved the dogs life there is campaigns running across the city collecting signatures on the streets and a criticism by all news TV channels, we would not let this happen to her that’s ridiculous and isn’t how the country should be governed, we are asking to the metro administration to respond for the lack of security that allows the poor dog get into the tracks of the train instead of persecute the lady that react for their mistake

  18. Wake up world!!!!! All the others who didn’t give a shit should be jailed!!!!! Leave her alone …..what she did is awesome xx

  19. Wake up world!!!!! All the others who didn’t give a shit should be jailed!!!!! Leave her alone …..what she did is awesome xx

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