Hero Dog Discovers Newborn Baby Girl Abandoned in Park

When 68-year-old retired engineer Roger Wilday was walking his dog Jade in a Birmingham (England) city park on October 31, 2013, he never imagined his dog would lead him to a newborn baby girl who had been abandoned inside a bag. The hero canine was off leash and when she made the discovery she made sure Wilday became aware of the tiny human in need as well.

According to Mail Online, Wilday told reporters “Jade has grown up with children around her, she loves babies and when she found the baby in the bushes she wouldn’t leave until she knew I had seen it.”

Photo Credit: Caters News Agency

Photo Credit: Caters News Agency

The dog owner was astounded by the discovery, and said he believed the baby was just a few hours old since she was still warm and her umbilical cord was still attached.

Wilday called authorities and within minutes police and an ambulance arrived at the park.

BBC News reported the newborn was wrapped in a light blue blanket and was placed inside an Entertainer toy shop bag. The baby was taken to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and doctors determined she weighed six pounds and is approximately one or two days old.

Police took the blanket and sent it to be processed for DNA. They hope the test results will help identify the baby’s parents.

The infant, now known as “Baby Jade,” was named after her four-legged hero rescuer.

“She is a hero dog,” said Wilday. “There was no one else in the park at the time and it was very cold. If it wasn’t for Jade that baby could have been dead.”

The baby was found in good health and is expected to make a full recovery. Authorities hope Baby Jade’s mother comes forward soon.


  1. Anonymous says on  11/01/2013 at 4:03 pm

    Who cares if the mother comes forward? Unless the baby was kidnapped, SHE abandoned the baby to die in a park!!! Like they are going to give the baby back to her? Give her an award or something?!

    • Anonymous says on  11/01/2013 at 5:18 pm

      They probably hope she will come forward so they can arrest her :)

    • StephanieSays says on  11/01/2013 at 9:40 pm

      Actually, this happened in Kansas City about a decade ago. A woman left her newborn in a parking ramp. Yes, she got him back.

    • K-DS says on  11/08/2013 at 5:19 pm

      Yeah, they’re going to give her an award. It’s an orange jumpsuit and two pretty little silver bracelets.

      They want her to come forward so that she will be ARRESTED for leaving her baby to die in a park.

      Smarty pants.

    • Princess Ariel says on  11/08/2013 at 7:25 pm

      This is the UK… ANYTHING could happen!!! She may not get an award, but she would probably get a nice two bedroom council home and a life time of benefits! Better than working, hey! (By the way I DO work, I don’t have a council home OR benefits, and I don’t abandon babies to die!)

  2. Michele says on  11/01/2013 at 5:32 pm

    Good girl Jade…good girl!!

  3. Carrol says on  11/01/2013 at 5:47 pm

    Jade is beautiful inside & out and so is Baby Jade. Good job done Jade.

  4. Anonymous says on  11/01/2013 at 7:49 pm

    Well fact is if they locate the father and he wants the child the mother probably would still get custody its stupid flawed system

  5. Anonymous says on  11/01/2013 at 8:20 pm

    I wonder if there’s a contact number for possible adoption…

    • Anonymous says on  11/02/2013 at 10:04 pm

      If you or anyone really wants to adopt a baby find an anonymous baby.Don’t go for the one in the news for the attention.

  6. Anonymous says on  11/02/2013 at 7:56 am

    It’s attempted murder if that dog didn’t find the baby it would have died the mother should be horse whipped and put in jail not to mention she needs to be sterilized so she can’t have another baby

    • Anonymous says on  11/02/2013 at 11:58 am

      And if the mother was a 13 year old girl who was raped by her abusive step-father? What then? As Gandalf said “Don’t be so quick to meet out judgement. Not even the wisest of us can see all ends.”

    • Terry says on  11/03/2013 at 3:04 am

      Horse whipped? Why the hell would any horse need to be whipped???

  7. Darryl says on  11/02/2013 at 5:25 pm

    That dog has more sense than most humans, certainly the moron who left that precious baby to die.

  8. Anonymous says on  11/03/2013 at 12:35 am

    The mother should be hung for her crimes

  9. noelani says on  11/03/2013 at 2:54 pm

    There could possibly be some explanation, like someone else took the baby from the mother. I hope they have placed the baby in a fost-adopt situation so that, if the mother is not found, or found but not found fit to get custody of her, the baby will stay with the same family, permanently.

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