Dogs are such sweet, protective animals. They’re always looking after people — especially children and babies. There’s something in their protective instincts that makes them look after a young child.
That was the case last month. A newborn baby was ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ in an isolated area in Chhattisgarh for the night. However, she wasn’t alone: the locals found her with a mother dog and her puppies, who were seemingly keeping the baby warm overnight by ʟᴀʏɪɴɢ beside her.
According to reports, the baby was found by an sᴛʀᴀʏ dog, which cuddled up to her with its puppies all night in the Chattisgarh province of India.
“It’s possibly the warmth from puppies and their mother itself who had kept this newborn alive,” one local said.
Villagers found the baby after hearing her cry, alongside a litter of puppies. The child was found without any injuries and the villagers believed that the mother dog guarded the human child along with her puppies.
Soon, the villagers contacted the local police and panchayat, who rushed to the spot to provide assistance and save the child. Luckily, the baby was well, despite being left out in the severe cold.
Officers arrived on the scene to handle the case, and the newborn, now named Akanksha, was taken to the hospital and examined by doctors. After first aid, the child was referred to The ChildLine Project, which is being run by the Child Welfare Committee. The committee will decide where the child will live. The police are searching for the family of the newborn and investigating the matter. A ᴄʀɪᴍɪɴᴀʟ investigation is now ongoing to find the infant’s ɴᴇɢʟᴇᴄᴛғᴜʟ parents: “They are not parents, they are ᴄʀɪᴍɪɴᴀʟs,” a local named Premnath said.
One local, Premnath, said it was a ‘miracle’ the baby had survived the night because sᴛʀᴀʏ dogs can be vicious, he said. They said: “They are not parents, they are ᴄʀɪᴍɪɴᴀʟs. It is a miracle only to find newborn baby surviving when sᴛʀᴀʏ dogs are lurking every now and then at the ᴅᴇᴀᴅ of the night”.
Now The baby named Akanksha was taken to the hospital and examined by doctors.
In November 2022, social media around the globe were awash in photographs of Mother dog saving the life of ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ newborn baby by cuddling up with her in the cold: Verifying the veracity of these images has proved difficult, as the accompanying text typically makes no mention of details such as time and place. (Some iterations of the message do mention location but attribute the story to multiple, widely varying parts of the world.) Similar reports regarding dog rescues of abandoned children have certainly appeared in the news media over the years (sometimes in tandem by photographs that have no actual connection to the story being reported), but none of them appears related to this iteration.
We will continue to search and verify this information. Stay tuned for our next news!