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Dog Finds Abandoned Newborn Baby in Park

Dog Finds Abandoned Newborn Baby in Park

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*

 

 

 

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.

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6:07AM PST on Dec 4, 2013

Well done, a life saved by the canine Jade and his owner. I hope "Baby Jade" will find a loving family.

7:25PM PST on Nov 28, 2013

I don't see how anyone can abandon a tiny helpless baby no matter what problems they have in their life. There are always alternatives.

10:19AM PST on Nov 27, 2013

I love happy endings! The only question is: where's the baby's mother?

4:59PM PST on Nov 26, 2013

Some lucky couple will have a baby to love. This story could easily have had a tragic ending if Jade the dog had not found the baby. We should have some compassion for the desperate mother in a desperate situation who felt such a wrong action was the best choice in her situation.

1:29PM PST on Nov 26, 2013

how terribly sad for the child who was not loved/wanted. I was abandoned also :( you grow up wondering what you did wrong :/ im glad the baby is okay now :)

10:32AM PST on Nov 26, 2013

You go Jade! Congrats for saving a life. Sending kisses and a big, big hug.

7:23AM PST on Nov 26, 2013

Who at this day and date abandons a baby under the bushes in a park ??????? This is a small fragile baby ......and imagine all those couples trying years and years for a baby ........STUPID woman , why get pregnant at the first place .....so many unwanted babies in this world .!
This child will always carry the stigma of being abandoned in her heart growing up .

As for the dog well done ...

3:59PM PST on Nov 23, 2013

Jade is true hero. Beautifull story about best human friend.

3:46AM PST on Nov 23, 2013

Reading this article right after reading the article "A Smartphone is Not a Pacifier," how about letting dogs parent children instead of unconscious parents...

1:24PM PST on Nov 22, 2013

Big hugs and Kisses to Jade the hero dog :)

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