Thailand : An alert dog in northeastern Thailand is being hailed as a hero after finding and saving an infant allegedly buried in a field by his teenage mother, police said.
The newborn who was buried under a layer of dirt near a farm in the Chumpuang district of Nakhon Ratchasima province but was found the same day- May 15-by a curious canine named Ping Pong.
The dog dug around the area and began barking, alerting his owner a cattle herder who went to the site.
“I don’t think it was long after his mother buried him before the dog found him,” case officer Panuvat Udkam told a national daily.
He added that the baby boy was healthy and was recovering in a hospital. The baby boy has no name yet.
The teenage mother was charged with attempted murder and abandonment of children. The child’s mother being a minor, might have feared from revealing the truth about the baby’s birth and thus might have taken the drastic step to escape the wrath of shame and her parents anger.
The dog in the meanwhile is being hailed by the local media for his heroic deed.