English grandfather, Roger Wilday, was walking his German Shepard, Jade, in a park last week, when his dog suddenly ran over to a cluster of bushes and refused to come when Wilday called him. Wilday finally went over to Jade to find out what she was so adamant about showing him. As he walked over he noticed a wiggling bundle and at first thought someone had abandoned a litter of kittens, but then he saw two little flailing arms and the mysterious bundle began to cry.
Wilday immediately contacted the police who instructed him to pick-up the baby and wait for their arrival. Seven police cars and an ambulance arrived at the scene and the 6-pound babe was whisked away to Heartlands Hospital for an examination.
The hospital staff named the baby Jade, after the hero dog that saved her. Indeed, they said, if she had been left alone for even a few more hours she could have died. Roger’s wife, Catherine added, “I’m really pleased that the nurses named the baby after Jade, it makes me so proud of her.”
Jade (the baby) is now alert, happy and content according to hospital staff. Meanwhile, Birmingham police are looking for the mother.
Nine-year-old Jade (the canine) has a special affinity for children says Wilday, so he is not surprised his dog would try to alert him to a child in danger. ”She’s very keen on our grandchildren. Whenever she hears their names she whimpers. She just loves kids.”
Wilday and his wife Catherine hope they will be allowed to visit the baby, who was determined to be only a few days old at the time she was found in the park. Catherine added, ”It’s not a typical thing to find a baby, but that’s just the kind of thing that would happen to Roger. He’s that type of person. He cares about everyone.”
*The photo of Baby Jade was provided by the West Midlands Police Department*