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Heroic Dog!!

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by DennisH, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. DennisH

    DennisH FFG-60

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    Wow! What a pooch! :supergrin:

    Dog protected abandoned newborn, doctors say

    (CNN) -- A dog sheltered a newborn baby abandoned by its 14-year-old mother in a field in rural Argentina until the boy was rescued, a doctor said Friday.
    The abandoned infant was found in a field with this dog and her newborn puppies.

    The abandoned infant was found in a field with this dog and her newborn puppies.

    A resident of a rural area outside La Plata called police late Wednesday night to say that he had heard the baby crying in a field behind his house.

    The man went outside and found the infant lying beside the dog and its six newborn puppies, Daniel Salcedo, chief of police of the Province of Buenos Aires, told CNN.

    The temperature was a chilly 37 degrees, Salcedo said.

    The dog had apparently carried the baby some 50 meters from where his mother had abandoned him to where the puppies were huddled, police said.

    "She took it like a puppy and rescued it," Salcedo said. "The doctors told us if she hadn't done this, he would have died."

    "The dog is a hero to us."

    Dr. Egidio Melia, director of the Melchor Romero Hospital in La Plata, told CNN that police showed up at the hospital at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday with the baby who doctors say was only a few hours old.

    Though the infant had superficial scratches and bruises and was bleeding from his mouth, he was in good shape, Melia said.

    The next morning, the child's mother was driven by a neighbor to the hospital and told authorities the 8 pound, 13 ounce infant is hers, Melia said.

    The teenager was immediately given psychological treatment and was hospitalized, he said. She has said little about the incident.
     
  2. Fiery Red XIII

    Fiery Red XIII Adorkable CLM

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    That's why I like most dogs over most people.

    Red
     

  3. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    I agree 100%.
     
  4. cllrtr

    cllrtr

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    I sure hope someone took care of that mama dog and her pups.
     
  5. RLB

    RLB

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    This proves who the real "animal" is.
     
  6. cxray

    cxray Glock Owner

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    Unconditional Love, meets you at the door and happy to see you.

    Unlike some people wherein you're at the doorstep and all you get are curses and questions where you have been? :supergrin: