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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Sherry C
Sherry Cyesterday

wonderful story

Therese Kutscheid

That are the articles I love to read. Clever dog, (my favorite animal) save a human, in this case a baby, but care2 could instead to bring the 5 year old article ask the writer of original article to find out how that saved baby and dog are doing now.

Elaine W
Elaine W5 days ago

Baby's best friend ! What a wonderful dog.

Jetana A
Jetana A6 days ago

Good story, but surely there are good stories to post that are current, rather than reviving this post from 5 years ago?

Julie B
Julie B7 days ago

Yes old story from few years back so lovely. The dog has instincts and perhaps [infact Iam sure] with animals we could learn from them some good parenting skills.

Naomi D
Naomi Dreyer18 days ago

Old post but it show how animals can save lives.

Kay M
Kay M20 days ago


Ruth S
Ruth S20 days ago

Amazing. Thanks.

Lynne Buckley
Lynne Buckley24 days ago

Thanks for sharing

Veerle D
Veerle D25 days ago

Thanks for sharing