On May 25, 2014, Leslie Green from Port Huron, Mich., was out walking her dog, Ruby Rae, around 4:30 a.m. when the canine led her to a neighbor’s porch. There, a newborn baby boy had been abandoned wrapped in towels.
Thanks to the hero Labrador, the newborn baby boy was found and saved.
The baby was placed on a lawn chair on a home in the 1200 block of 11th Street. When Green found him, he still had the umbilical cord attached.
Authorities were called and the baby was rushed to Port Huron Hospital.
Sgt. Dave Seghi told The Times Herald their priority at the time was to find the mother and make sure she is well. Officers canvassed the neighborhood for information on women recently pregnant, but they have yet to find the baby’s mother.
Under Michigan law, “parents can leave an infant with an employee inside a hospital, police department or fire station up to 72 hours after birth,” but it is illegal to abandon a child on a home’s porch.
Anyone with information regarding the baby’s parent can contact police at 810-987-6688.
Thanks to the dog’s heroism and keen nose, the baby boy was found in time and saved. The newborn’s future could have been a very short one if Ruby Rae did not make the discovery.