Dog in Ghana saves abandoned baby

Dog saves abandoned babyA dog in the west African nation of Ghana is being credited with saving the life of a baby abandoned under a bridge in a place called Winkongo. The dog had wandered off the farm where it lived, and its owner had organized a search party to find it. From this report:

Searchers spent most of the night tracking the hound through nearby fields and woods, and came upon the unlikely pair quite some time later; finally locating him under the bridge near the farm he calls home, they were surprised to find the dog curled around a human infant.


The baby was judged to be two weeks old. He had an infection at the site of his umbilical cord, but otherwise is said to be alright. The dog apparently had found him and stayed with him through the night instead of returning home. There’s no description of the pooch.

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