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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Maggie Welch
Maggie W.6 months 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 Whitney6 months ago

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

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney6 months ago

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

Amy D.
Amy D.about a year ago

What an amazing hero,

Roslyn McBride
Roslyn McBrideabout a year 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.about a year ago

What a lovely story.

Hamburger Moscovici
Hamburger Moscoviciabout a year ago

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

Shane Kennedy
Shane Kennedyabout a year ago

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

Arlene C.
Arlene C.about a year ago

Voilà la compassion animale , les humains devraient être plus que sensible à la protection de la vie. Signé et partagé. Merci Cathryn

Misty R.
Misty Relyeaabout a year ago

I wish people would actually read the entire story. This is not about a rescue dog rescuing a baby. Azaima A., the story says the dog's owner went looking for it when it did not come home and then found the dog protecting the baby. Kelly R., I really like your comment; I agree that Americans are ethnocentric and expect the rest of the world to be like us. Even with education, abandoning babies still happens in the US, too. It is so easy to judge...