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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548 comments

Jetana A
Jetana A11 hours ago

Great story. But 5 years out of date! How about a followup story?

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Nicole Heindryckx

You don't have to convince me that dogs are the best baby protectors you can imagine. I have kept at home babies and toddlers up to 3 years, when parents went to work, and at that time we had a German Shepherd dog. Each time a "stranger" came into the neighborhood of one of the babies, she stood up, placed herself next to the baby and slightly growled. So everyone kept a respectable distance from the baby, until we told our shepherd, okay, it's okay !! And than she left her guardian post. I had never imagined she would do such thing with 'foreign' children but for our dog, these babies were part of her family !!

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Teresa Antela
Teresa Ayesterday

As Glennis W and Rev. Royce B said: Greatest story to start this week!

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Rev. Royce B
Rev. Royce B1 days ago

I I AGREE WITH GLENNIS...AWESOME STORY TO START THE WEEK. I COULD CARE LESS IF IT'S FAKE.

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Rev. Royce B
Rev. Royce B1 days ago

!!! !!! g r ac i s !!!

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis W2 days ago

Greatest story to start a new week . Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W2 days ago

Such a wonderful dog so caring Lovely story . Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W2 days ago

Such a wonderful story . Thank you for caring and sharing

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Christine S
Christine S2 days ago

Good dog!

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Shirley S
Shirley S2 days ago

The dog's instincts were amazing !

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