Dog Saves Abandoned Newborn Baby

A loyal canine has earned hero status after he was found cradling an abandoned baby that he had spent the night protecting. According to authorities, a two week old child was discovered under a bridge in Winkongo, near Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Capital of Ghana, after being forsaken by its mother.

Left alone in a hostile environment, the baby did not have to fend for itself – it was saved by a local farm dog.

Officials say the two were found together many hours after the dog went missing. A search party spent the night combing area fields and forests in pursuit of the wandering canine, but it was not until morning that they made a stunning discovery when they found him under the bridge, near the farm, with a human baby nuzzled against him.

The remarkable tale was reported by Madam Rosemary Azure, Talensi-Nabdam District Director of Health, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.

According to Madam Azure, the chief of police said the vulnerable youngster had been abandoned by its mother for reasons unknown before being saved by the dog. His umbilical cord was still uncut and had been infected, but the young child was otherwise unscathed after spending the night with the protective canine.

A local health directorate has taken custody of the child until a new home can be found for him.


  1. Oh my goodness!!!!

  2. the instincts of dogs are amazing!

  3. No surprise at all.

  4. dogs are amazing!

  5. where was this at? and i’m curious as to what type of dog it was.

  6. Maureen says on  06/06/2012 at 9:59 am


  7. Beautiful..

  8. Ditto.

  9. So sweet, they protect us and save our lives, how can people abuse animals

  10. Rain says on  06/06/2012 at 10:01 am


  11. Linda says on  06/06/2012 at 10:02 am

    Dogs are gifts from God. Somebody give that sweet puppy a steak!

  12. Shirley says on  06/06/2012 at 10:02 am

    This took place in Ghana – the dog was only identified as a “farm dog”

  13. Our canine friends do it agin!! Bless him and the babyxx

  14. awesome and shared!

  15. Amazing xxxx

  16. this angel had fur <3

  17. amazing story!


  19. Margo says on  06/06/2012 at 10:04 am

    love it X

  20. This is why i like animals better then people

  21. OMG what a story!! WOW!

  22. Cheryl says on  06/06/2012 at 10:05 am

    nick knack patty wack, give that dog a bone!!

  23. That is so cool how dogs can sense when someone is in danger of getting hurt and all. I hate the people who think of dogs as just pets when they at least to me and also to the ones who they save are a whole lot more then that they are family members and such and also the best friends that any human can be more then happy to have along with cats also! Animals are the best and I for one would never trade them for all the money in the world and stories like this one make me see just how special they are more and more every day! Hope he got a big treat for what he did and also hope that precious baby gets a great new home maybe even with it’s savior dog, You never know! Good luck little one and thank God for wonderful dogs like the one who saved that baby!

  24. Heather says on  06/06/2012 at 10:10 am

    The baby was two weeks old but its umbilical cord was still “uncut?” That is awful in itself. :(

  25. One more reason every dog should have a Loving, Forever home.

  26. palavras para quê

  27. An people call them dumb animals? NOT!!!!!

  28. Tena says on  06/06/2012 at 10:17 am

    This is a AWESOME STORY!!! If u take care of ur pets, they will take care of u!!!

  29. True creatures of character.

  30. Why ho why would you do this i know so many people that would give there right arm for this child. And god bless this lovely dog for saving this childs life lets hope he at least will have a bright future xx

  31. Mark says on  06/06/2012 at 10:21 am

    Dogs are the BEST!

  32. Amazing.

  33. Rofelyn says on  06/06/2012 at 10:25 am

    whoa goosebumps… God work in mysterious ways…

  34. Then they ask why we love our dogs more than we love people!!! One reason a give them!! BECAUSE THEY HAVE MORE SOUL THAT SOME “PEOPLE” DO…

  35. Animals are better then humans, you can be mean, mistreat them, neglect them and they will still be loyal and loving to you. They understand when someone saves their lives even though people may not believe that. They will always protect you in the best way they can, they know when you are hurt or sad and they are their for you, I have seen countless stories of dogs saving the lives of abandoned babies, They love the human race so much they protect babies they don’t even have a connection to. They would die for us and most people out there get rid of their pets when they get a new boyfriend or girlfriend who doesn’t like them.. If only we were so lucky to be more like animals.

  36. They are good babysitter

  37. Love this!

  38. Christina says on  06/06/2012 at 10:32 am

    Beautiful story made me cry


  40. what an amaizing story… I love dogs, they are truly good and pure creatures.

  41. Anonymous says on  06/06/2012 at 10:38 am

    A search party for the missing dog, very unlikely indeed, not in Ghana!

  42. Amazing…canines have such unconditional love 4 ne1 but this is just plain amazing…great story here!!!

  43. Awesome dog :-)

  44. and again, this is why dogs are better than some humans….good dog:)

  45. Hilary says on  06/06/2012 at 11:05 am

    A truly wonderful dog, but before abusing the mother, consider that she may have been terrified, hiding pregnancy from the strictest of parents, and unable to think straight. It’s not so many decades ago that frightened girls in this country sometimes gave birth and ran away!

  46. My Border collie saved my life when I was a kid!!!!!

  47. Maryann says on  06/06/2012 at 11:11 am

    Wonderful story. Animals are so much more intelligent then most humans give them credit for. And they definitely have more love, loyalty, and compassion in them, then most human animals will ever have.

  48. Julia says on  06/06/2012 at 11:11 am

    What’s so nice to hear as well is the people were searching for their missing dog!

  49. Heather says on  06/06/2012 at 11:12 am

    God Bless all involved.. The Child, the Dog, and the Mother.. made she find herself paying for her sin… but also to get help for whatever problems lead her to abandoning her Child…. God Has helped the Child.. now… Please God help the mother. And Bless the sweet Dog with many years of Happy loving :)

  50. Krystal says on  06/06/2012 at 11:13 am

    Poor baby! I’m so happy this dog saved her.

  51. Dog spelled backward is GoD…and He saved the baby!!!

  52. Dogs are amazing what a blessing

  53. Wow!!!!

  54. Suzanne says on  06/06/2012 at 11:46 am

    God was surely there as was his angel to keep the child warm

  55. Robyn says on  06/06/2012 at 11:49 am

    Our pups are angels from God, help stop the police from shooting them. :(

  56. That is amazing that a search party went out to look for a lost dog and found the dog snuggling a baby that someone dumped under a bridge! I would love to see the Hero Dog!

  57. Dana says on  06/06/2012 at 12:15 pm

    Robyn, the police didnt shoot the dog!

  58. wonderful

  59. What a wonderful story

  60. Roxy says on  06/06/2012 at 12:28 pm

    See why I love animals over humans

  61. Bless that dog’s heart! What ever idiot left that baby instead of taking it to a hospital and leaving it at least, was lucky. God watched over that baby by sending that dog! Animals have brains and hearts too. Too bad there are not more people who have the smarts of animals!!!!

  62. Audrey says on  06/06/2012 at 12:43 pm

    aren’t dogs wonderful. their love is truely unconditional

  63. Barbara says on  06/06/2012 at 12:44 pm

    Another real canine hero …..

  64. Michelle says on  06/06/2012 at 12:49 pm

    WOW! hope family with dog adopts baby,so they stay together

  65. The dog had more compassion & loyalty than whoever abandoned the child.

  66. What a dog hero!

  67. Jasmina says on  06/06/2012 at 1:48 pm

    And that is why I love animals and have respect for them.

  68. Dogs are the BEST, there is no question!

  69. thats what dogs do……

  70. Anonymous says on  06/06/2012 at 3:02 pm

    Wow, great story and I have to lol at all the , thank god bullshit. First and foremost, gods dont exist, gods did not create dogs, we did. The dogs of today were bred from wolves, by humans.

  71. Anonymous says on  06/06/2012 at 3:24 pm

    Wonderful story, but what jumps out at me is a farmer in Ghana getting together a search party to find a farm dog? And looking all night? Dogs are a dime a dozen there. I find it a little hard to believe. And where is the picture of the dog? Could this be just a story? I believe the baby was abandoned but the rest of it sounds unreal. And trust me, I am a dog lover and can believe that a dog would do this, just saying the circumstances don’t seem to add up.

    • Judy says on  06/09/2012 at 11:04 pm

      I also thought it strange about the search party, unless they were talking about the family. They also said there was a forest near by and maybe they were worried for the dog and predators.

  72. Anonymous says on  06/06/2012 at 3:40 pm

    wonderful story, they should find her and beat her ass.

  73. Jenny says on  06/06/2012 at 5:15 pm

    Hey. If it was in Ghana she was a raped and scared girl. It was not her fault. She was not thinking clearly. The mother was scared. She was just a girl that was raped. She also had to hide her pregnancy from her parents. Then she gave birth after hiding the pregnancy. Then she abandoned the baby. But it was not her fault. The baby is okay now thanks to the dog.

  74. mike says on  06/06/2012 at 6:19 pm

    i am amazed at how many of you are amazed!?? this is how dogs are they are nothing but love,, they protect always the loved ones.this is no surprise i was raised with dogs always i have many now.if a dog is brought up in a loving environment ANY BREED if you neglect or tie them up it makes them mean and broken hearted. that baby was very lucky the hero was there! theres a lesson to be learned. good luck to the child

  75. This made my day!

  76. Deanna says on  06/07/2012 at 3:49 pm


  77. As well is should!

  78. I want to see the dog! None of the articles have a picture of the dog!

  79. Ellen says on  06/07/2012 at 4:17 pm

    I saw it a day or two ago. Once again, animals prove to be better parents than humans.

  80. Love it!!!

  81. I don’t understand how the mother could do that, but I’m glad the dog was there!

  82. Maria says on  06/07/2012 at 4:19 pm

    wow! good doggie ;-))))) <3

  83. Dogs have heart of gold.

  84. Rebecca says on  06/07/2012 at 4:19 pm


  85. Millard says on  06/07/2012 at 4:19 pm

    Too bad the parent(s) couldn’t have been as kind as the dog. Ya know, the more people I meet, the better I like my dogs and cat.

  86. Wow…is really all you can say!

  87. Kim says on  06/07/2012 at 4:21 pm

    What a wonderful dog!! Is it just me or does the babies face look bruised??

  88. Awesome but not at all surprised –

  89. Anyone else reminded of The Jungle Book? Haha, good story!

  90. Not only do I want to see the dog, I want it to be a pit bull

  91. Csh says on  06/07/2012 at 4:30 pm

    just to fill in blanks, the baby was likely abandoned by a very young teenager – the rate of teen pregnancy in that area is through the roof. the mother very likely gave birth alone and unassisted and there’s a good chance she is at least suffering infection, if not already dead.

  92. wawo thats the real dogs loyality his instinct his humanity is higher than human their hearts as big as the universe GOD GAVE THEM LOVING HEARTS AND PROTECTIVE INSTINCT AND VERY SMART MINDS AND LOOK WHAT WE CRUEL HEARTS IS DOING LEARN PEOPLE FROM ANIMALS MAYBE WE HAVE A BETTER PLACE IN HEAVEN..

  93. If people were as compassionate as most animals the world would be a MUCH better place for all. The dog is a true HERO.

  94. It’s great! They should pick up more stories you carry!

  95. Sam says on  06/07/2012 at 4:41 pm

    I wish all people would recognise what wonderful beings dogs are instead of using and abusing them

  96. That’s GREAT!

  97. great dog:)

  98. Tamara says on  06/07/2012 at 4:49 pm


  99. We should learn from our dogs how to be a better person…;-)

  100. Tricia says on  06/07/2012 at 4:59 pm

    Would like to see a pic of the hero dog.

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