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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616 comments

Philippa P

Dogs are so compassionate!

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Jeramie D
Jeramie D2 days ago

This does not surprise me. What a good dog.

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Veronica D
Veronica Danie2 days ago

Thank you so very much.

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Veronica D
Veronica Danie2 days ago

Thank you so very much.

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Veronica D
Veronica Danie2 days ago

Thank you so very much.

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Elisabeth H
Elisabeth H5 days ago

thanks

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Toni W
Toni W9 days ago

TYFS

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Toni W
Toni W9 days ago

Wonderful doggie, a real doggie hero!

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Beryl Ludwig
Beryl L10 days ago

just wonderful. dogs are so smart and how comforting.

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Jenny G
Jenny G11 days ago

Wow! Give that dag a bone. So sad that someone felt that abandoning their baby was the only option. I hope the mother and baby get the help, support and love that they should have.

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