Dog Rescues Infant From Trash Dump
Thai canine finds baby in plastic bag, takes her home
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 6, 2013 7:27 AM CDT
A dog saved a baby girl in a plastic bag in Thailand.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A dog-about-town earned a medal—and a new leather collar—after rescuing an infant from a roadside dump in Thailand. The dog, Pui, apparently found the baby girl in a plastic bag and carried her home, barking as he arrived. That got the attention of his owner's 12-year-old niece, who opened the bag and found the baby, the Bangkok Post reports. The infant, who weighs 4 lbs. 13 oz., was hospitalized; doctors say she was likely born at about seven and a half months. Officials are now looking for her mother. Meanwhile, Pui's owner, Gumnerd Thongmak, received a reward of about $327.

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Jun 6, 2013 10:44 PM CDT
Girl's best friend!
Jun 6, 2013 8:15 PM CDT
Sad that a dog recognizes the baby's worth and yet her mother doesn't. We could all learn a lesson from this dog.
Jun 6, 2013 7:45 PM CDT
Obviously the dog has more sense than the mother!