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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643 comments

Sue H
Sue Hyesterday

Still a good story, thanks

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Clare O
Clare O2 days ago

Good dog. What a tragedy for the mother and child.

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Melissa DogLover

how touching!!!

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One Heart inc
One Heart inc6 days ago

Thanks!!!!

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Sue H
Sue H8 days ago

Thanks for this wonderful story.

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Richard B
Richard B12 days ago

thank you

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Carl R
Carl R12 days ago

Thanks!!!

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Toni W
Toni W14 days ago

TYFS

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Toni W
Toni W14 days ago

TYFS

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Glennis W
Glennis W18 days ago

Such a beautiful story awesome dog and baby.Thank you for caring and sharing

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