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Dog Protects Abandoned Baby

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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2:19PM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

Such a great story... if only people treated animals so well when they are found abandoned and helpless...

10:13AM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

Wonderful story.

3:02AM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

amazing story :) thank you

7:24PM PDT on Aug 26, 2014

Rescue dogs rule. Oh...have I said that before?

5:45PM PDT on Aug 26, 2014

Love it. Hope the dog finds a good home after showing such love.

6:21AM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

This is amazing! Thank you for posting.

11:39PM PDT on Aug 22, 2014

From observation, dogs possess s sense is situations SNF attitudes towards them, or attitudes directed at others which science had not detected as yet.

5:06PM PDT on Aug 22, 2014

This is another example of how animals are far more compassionate than humans. Thankfully, the dog's owner sent out search parties looking for the dog. It saved a life!

The mother of the infant needs to be found and punished. To leave a baby, abandoned under a bridge, is a cruel act. There are other options which do not place a helpless infant in dire jeopardy.

3:19PM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Dogs are the best!

3:05AM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

A story to match many others of a dog faithfully protecting a human baby (can't think why the heck because humans are the most uncaring animals on the planet.).

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