Dog Rescues Infant From Trash Dump

Thai canine finds baby in plastic bag, takes her home

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 6, 2013 7:27 AM CDT

(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.

A dog saved a baby girl in a plastic bag in Thailand.   (Shutterstock)
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