Dog Rescues Abandoned Baby
Infant, just a few days old, named after German shepherd
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2013 1:17 PM CST
Stock image of a German shepherd, but not the hero dog in question.   (?)

(Newser) – A 68-year-old British man was walking his dog in a Birmingham park last week when the German shepherd suddenly ran over to the bushes and refused to return. Owner Roger Wilday walked over to find her lying down next to what looked like trash ... but as he got closer, he realized it was actually a newborn infant. "I saw it move," Wilday tells the Birmingham Mail. "I thought it was a bag of kittens, but then I saw her little arms and a head, and the baby started to cry."

The six-pound baby girl was brought to the hospital and named Jade, after the dog. She's "alert, happy, and contented" while recovering, and police are looking for her mother. Canine Jade "must have heard the baby crying as these dogs have very good hearing, plus she’s very keen on our grandchildren," Wilday says. "Whenever she hears their names she whimpers. She just loves kids." He and his wife are hoping they'll be allowed to see the little girl, who, police say, could have died had she been left outside even a few more hours. She was just a few days old when found, the Mirror notes.

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Tammy Hope Mcfarland
Nov 8, 2013 6:23 AM CST
I AGREE WITH MARIE. BUT JADE IS ALSO AWESOME SHE SAVED THAT LITTLE INNOCENT BABY!! GOOD GIRL!! AND WHERE IS THE MOTHER TO THE CHILD??
Aerogenous_lesley
Nov 7, 2013 8:41 PM CST
Animal instinct and loyalty saved the child. God only gave Jade, the canine, those instincts and strong senses. Good job Jade pup!!
Marie Shanahan
Nov 7, 2013 3:14 PM CST
God rescued that child. It makes me cry for the baby, but it also makes me cry for God. I can't even imagine how He puts up with us? The mother could have easily brought the baby to safety. It just defies reason who anyone could be such a monster to leave a baby to die. Oh, my God. Animals would have had at her. They should find this woman and charge her heavily. God help us all. :(