No doubt there are some smart animals. There are some compassionate animals. We have some animals that display “human qualities” at times. We have some humans that display animal qualities.
But, the animal isn’t going to make decisions that are in the best interest to their own survival. They’ll drag themselves through dirt with open wounds. Of course there’s the let nature take its course option. That’s what separates humans and animals. We possess the empathy and compassion at a different level. Most humans aren’t ok watching a man or a dog suffer. A dog might lick you a few times but he ain’t worried about getting you any help.
Apparently you never watched Lassie. He went and got help every showA dog might lick you a few times but he ain’t worried about getting you any help.