In another instance of sorely needed Safe Haven laws, a newborn baby girl was uncovered — alive — in a plastic bag in a dumping ground in¬†Thailand.¬†But this abandoned infant wasn’t found by a human. She was found by a dog!
Bangkok Post reports that Pui, a male¬†Thai Bangkaew dog, found the white plastic bag containing the prematurely born baby and carried the bag to his owner’s house.¬†Gumnerd Thongmak reportedly heard Pui barking “loudly,” at which point his 12-year-old niece found the newborn within the bag.
The family then took the infant, weighing about four pounds, to¬†Tha Rua Hospital where she was transfered to¬†Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya Hospital. The abandoned infant is said to have been delivered at seven and a half months.
Authorities are on the lookout for the mother, but in the meantime, Pui has been rewarded for his¬†heroic¬†canine efforts with¬†a medal from Tha Rua district Red Cross Chapter and a leather collar. Pui’s owner was also handed¬†10,000 baht as a reward for his baby saving.
Any chance that money can go towards some Safe Haven drop off locations? Could probably do a lot more good than, I don’t know, a fancy dog house.