Dog Protects Abandoned Baby

A baby abandoned under a bridge in Ghana slept safely through the night, cuddled against the fur of her protector. The rescue dog belonged to a nearby farm. Somehow the pet found the infant and knew he should not be left alone.

The dog’s owner worried when her canine companion did not return home in the evening. A search party set out through fields and woods. Hours later they found the dog, curled around the baby.

The District Director of Health, Madam Rosemary Azure, told the Ghana New Agency (GNA) the abandoned baby was about two weeks old. His umbilical cord had been raggedly cut and had become infected. According to the GNA report:

She cautioned teenage girls against unprotected sex reasoning that the baby could have been abandoned by a teenager in view of the numerous reports of teenage pregnancies in the District.

Now the little one has been given medical treatment and vaccinations and is in care while police investigate. The dog has gained hero status for looking after the tiny baby until help could come.

No photos or descriptions of the dog or the baby have been released at this point, but the plucky canine showed a loving intelligence that is inspiring.

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675 comments

Jeramie D
Jeramie D9 days ago

Great story

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Carl R
Carl R10 days ago

Thanks!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cABVKIPk_u0

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sandy G
sandy Gardner15 days ago

Dogs are wonderful! This one is a hero!

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Tania N
Tania N17 days ago

Thanks for the info.

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Glennis W
Glennis W18 days ago

So amazing wonderful article Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W18 days ago

Just so awesome adorable baby beautiful dog Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W18 days ago

A wonderful story Thank you for caring and sharing

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Angelika Kempter
Angelika Kempter18 days ago

Thanks

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Kimberly W
Kimberly Wallace19 days ago

Sweet article! TY

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Berenice Guedes de Sá

:-) :-)

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