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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natasha p
Past Member 1 months ago

very cute but the guardian needs to watch her dog!!!

Chrissie R
Chrissie R1 months ago

Thank you for posting.

christine s
christine s2 months ago

Such a lucky baby and an heroic dog, a lovely story.

Ruth S
Ruth S2 months ago


Vania G
Vania G2 months ago

Linda historia de proteçao 😍♥

sharon b
sharon b2 months ago

Wonderful story.

Lindsay K
Lindsay Kemp2 months ago

Great story. Thanks for sharing.

silja salonen
silja salonen2 months ago

courage and love are here in this story. animals, all of them are amazing beings. displaying kindness and love. maybe we should all look to them for an opportunity to learn peace and kindness.

Marija M
Marija M2 months ago


iskrica knezevic
iskrica knezevic2 months ago

Moving...Thank you