THAILAND – A dog in northern Thailand rescued a newborn baby after it was buried alive, allegedly by its teenage mother.
The baby boy was said to have been abandoned by his mother, 15, to hide her pregnancy from her parents.
Ping Pong the dog – which lost the use of one of its legs in a car accident – was barking and digging in a field in Ban Nong Kham village. Its owner said he noticed a baby’s leg sticking out of the earth.
Locals rushed the baby to the hospital where doctors cleaned him up and declared he was healthy.
The newborn’s mother was charged with child abandonment and attempted murder.
The girl’s parents decided to raise the baby. (BBC)