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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522 comments

Genesis Merano
Genesis Merano2 months ago

Dogs proved to be the best foster and adopted parents. They raised and took care of many baby animals and looking after a baby takes their parenting instincts to a whole new level

Rosslyn & Steve O.
Rosslyn O.2 months ago

Maggie sums this story up very well. We all have a lesson to learn here. I do hope and pray that the child recovers from the abhor ant start to life and the mother is found and receives the medical and mental health needed to cope with this sad situation.

Maggie Welch
Maggie D.about a year ago

Dogs have natural instincts that have been breed out of us. A dog does not discriminate when it comes to helping someone. He doesn't take time to judge whether the person is worthy of help, he helps because that is what's needed.

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitneyabout a year ago

Such a wonderful dog, what a hero, so glad the baby is well and in safe hands.

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitneyabout a year ago

Such a wonder story and a great dog. Just awesome.

Amy D.
Amy D.1 years ago

What an amazing hero,

Roslyn McBride
Roslyn McBride1 years ago

The dog did great for the baby, but I have to say about one of the comments why do some Americans think they are the only people who have problems and care about helping out? Every country has both - I am English, live in Australia, & have travelled to many countries so I do know what I'm talking about.

Annabelle T.
Annabelle T.1 years ago

What a lovely story.

Hamburger Moscovici

Great dog and Great dog owners for organizing the search … thanks for sharing

Shane Kennedy
Shane Kennedy1 years ago

Most animals have a compulsion to take care of young animals that need help, even if they are of a different species.