Dog rescues newborn baby in GhanaJune 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A newborn girl who was abandoned under a bridge in Ghana has been saved by a farm dog who spent a night guarding the helpless child, it was reported here.
The two-week old baby was found snuggling against the animal in Winkongo, near Bolgatanga in the upper east regional capital of Ghana, Daily Mail reported Saturday.
When the unlikely pair were discovered, doctors said the little girl was in good health, apart from an infection on her uncut umbilical cord.
A search party had been only looking for the dog, which belongs to a local farm and had disappeared earlier that day.
Officials have speculated that the baby may have been discarded by teenage parents although Rosemary Azure, Director of Health for the Talensi-Nabdam District said she couldn’t say what had led to the baby’s desertion by her mother.
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