A dog is indeed a man’s best friend!
A 7-day-old baby girl rescued by four stray dogs in Purulia, West Bengal. They sat around her, chased the crows away and walked around her till someone came and rescued the baby.
A newborn rescued by stray dogs
On Saturday morning, a school teacher Ulhas Chowdhury heard some cries while going to his residence. As he followed the baby’s cries, he found four stray dogs moving around something inside the bushes.
Ulhas Chowdhury said, ” When I reached the spot, I saw that the four dogs were guarding a newborn girl who was wrapped in a pale pink cloth. Seeing him, they started wagging their tails, barked and sat down near the baby. Soon, I raised an alarm in the neighborhood. Locals soon came rushing to the spot. Chowdhury’s neighbor, Parveen Sen, picked up the baby and gave her some milk. She stopped crying after having that.”
Interestingly, the dogs followed the locals to Chowdhury’s residence where the baby was initially brought before officers from the Purulia Sadar police station were informed. The cops in turn informed the 24-hour Child Helpline about the incident.
Police took custody
The police took custody of the newborn and took it to the Deben Mahato Sadar Hospital where doctors confirmed that the baby was seven to ten days old and weighed 2.8kilos. The baby is now admitted in the newborn special care unit at the hospital.
“Though she has signs of jaundice, there is nothing to fear,” said Dr Shibshankar Mahato.
Chowdhury named the baby Sania because she was rescued on a Saturday (Shanivaar). Dipankar Sarkar, district co-ordinator of the Child Helpline said, once the baby is released from hospital, she will be taken to a state-run home-cum-adoption centre at Bhatbandh.
“Had it not been for the dogs, we would probably have lost the baby. We are all grateful to them,” Chowdhury said.
Source: The Time Of India
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