- Locals in the Indian province of Chhattisgarh were shocked after hearing a child crying in the bush
- They discovered the newborn, abandoned in the middle of the night, lying next to a stray dog and her puppies
- The dog and her puppies were credited for keeping the child warm through the night, as police launched investigations into the matter
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A newborn child abandoned in a field has survived the chilly night courtesy of a dog with puppies.
The child was found the next day at 11am snuggling next to the dog and puppies who kept her warm.
She was discovered uninjured after she was heard crying by locals.
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Incredible images depicted the child nestled along with the puppies in straw.
One of the locals who sought anonymity said there is a chance that the dog saved the child's life.
“It's possibly the warmth from puppies and their mother itself who had kept this newborn alive. Usually, the temperature dips at night in December.
I must say, it's her sheer luck. Those who abandoned her are not parents. They are criminals," he said.
He noted that it was a miracle that the child was not harmed since stray dogs could be vicious.
Police launched investigations into the matter and are looking for the child’s parents.
Child dumped in bush turns 6
In other news, Kenya's popular news site, TUKO.co.ke reported that a child abandoned by the parents in Eldoret turned 6.
Passers-by noticed a pack of at least 10 stray dogs staring at a bundle in a thicket.
They were astonished to see a newborn baby wrapped in a shawl surrounded by the dogs. They took the child to the Jesus Love Ministry Children’s Home run by Bishop Wilson Kurui.
He described her as a brilliant girl with an admirable grasp of knowledge on her birthday.
“We believe she will be a champion and advocate of less fortunate children. Every December, we celebrate her birthday as a family.
It reminds us of the journey that God has brought us through so far and gives us hope for an even better tomorrow,” Kurui said.
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