Stray dogs stood guard over baby

Stray dogs guard abandoned baby

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In a rather poetic situation, stray dogs, cast aside by society, stood guard over a baby who had been abandoned. According to, someone left a six-month-old baby in Kolkata’s Howrah station with a bottle of milk and some diapers.

Nobody checked on the crying baby for hours – apparently assuming that she was with someone. But stray dogs who frequent the area took it upon themselves to stand guard around the lone infant, lying near her and forming a protective circle around her.

According to the Huffington Post India, personnel at the station finally took notice of the baby in the early evening after they saw the dogs hovering around her. According to multiple sources, the dogs refused to venture away from the baby – not even to search for food.

Officials who finally checked on the baby took her to an area hospital for an exam and then transferred her to a child welfare agency. The abandonment is believed to be intentional.

This is not the first time that a dog has come to the rescue of an infant – a few years ago, a stray dog discovered an abandoned infant in a Kenyan Forest. The dog carried the baby back to her own litter of puppies and cared for her until a human discovered the situation.

(Image via Pixabay)

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4 replies
  1. Kathleen Drude says:

    For me this is nothing new! Animals are very protective and in hundreds of cases they have saved humans who were lost or injured or as in the case of this infant abandoned! Humans could learn much from animals! Unfortunetly humans being what they are it will never happen!

    • BA says:

      HEROS…why dont they try helping these poor innocent dogs????? seems like its ok that strays are common OMG I hope they find the heartless creep who abandoned this child and they start helping these poor animals who didn’t ask to be out there

    • Daniel Clarkson says:

      Absolutely right linda. The stray dogs did the right thing by looking after the baby. They deserve a reward, an equal act of kindness would be suitable.


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