Even some dogs have a better appreciation for life than humans. In a gesture befitting why dogs are known as man’s best friend, a dog did the unlikely and saved a baby it did not know. The full story is featured below.
- Clever Pui discovers child in plastic bag thrown on top of tip
- He gently carries her back to owner’s house and she is taken to hospital
- She weighed just four pounds but is being nursed back to health
The animal, a Thai Bangkaew called Pui, discovered the child inside a plastic bag at the roadside tip in Bangkok.
He carried the bag in his mouth to his owner Gumnerd Thongmak’s house and barked loudly to get his attention.
Mr Gumnerd’s niece, Sudarat, 12, then opened the bag and found the tiny baby inside and she was rushed to hospital.
Doctors said the child was born prematurely and only weighed four pounds.
Her parents are still being tracked down by authorities, while medical staff continue to care for her. She is said to be in good condition.
‘It’s lucky that Little Pui found the baby. It was a surprise to us, since Little Pui never brought anything home, only barking at strangers when he’s out and about,’ said Poomrat Thongmak, Sudarat’s mother.
As of this morning, there are five families that have contacted authorities in hopes of adopting the baby. All families happen to be dog owners.
Residents of the area said Pui regularly roams the neighborhood and is a bit of a community watchdog.
The heroic actions of the dog saw him awarded a leather collar and a medal from the Tha Rua district Red Cross.
Mr Gumnerd was given the equivalent of about £200 in cash for his pet’s actions.
Culled from dailymail.co.uk