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Family dog saves abandoned newborn baby and brings her home

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | | Comments (6)

Pui saved the life of an abandoned baby
Pui saved the life of an abandoned baby. Photo: Sunthorn Pongpao / Bangkok Post

A 2-year-old dog in Thailand saved the life of an abandoned baby on Monday. The male dog found a plastic bag with a newborn baby girl inside and carried the infant back home, according to the Bangkok Post. It is believed that the baby was abandoned at a roadside dump in Tha Rua district of Ayutthaya province.  

When Pui returned home he barked loudly to get his family's attention. Twelve-year-old Sudarat Thongmak came to see what was the matter and was shocked to find the baby with her umbilical cord still attached. She ran to get her parents, who rushed the baby to hospital.

The baby was in critical condition, having been born prematurely. She is one and half months premature, having spent around 7-and-a-half months in the womb, as opposed to the full term of nine months. She continues to receive treatment at hospital. Authorities are trying to find her mother.

A family dog saved the life of an infant in Thailand
Photo: Sunthorn Pongpao / Bangkok Post

Sundarat's mother, Pummarat, said that Pui always wanders around the community, especially the nearby woods.

The Bangkok Post wrote that Pummarat has expressed interested in adopting the baby into her family.

Pui is a Bangkaew, a Thai Dog breed. He has received a special certificate from the Red Cross for his heroic deed and the Miracle of Life Foundation has donated some money to the family to feed Pui and the other three dogs at their home.

Pui's family may adopt the baby he found
Pui with his family


Update: June 4, 2013

The Red Cross offfice in the Rua district has said that they have been approached by five families wanting to adopt the premature baby girl rescued by Pui. The office said they would not decide on the baby's future until the baby is healthy. She is currently in an incubator at hospital and still needs close care, although her condition is improving.


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Comments on this Article

I'm very glad that the child is doing better. Another human out there owes their life to a dog. I've read stories like this before like Tamara's article - Women and her dog save toddler from drowning in pond. April 7, 2013. There are some studies out there that liken the intelligence of a dog to that of a two year old child. In Tamara's article the dog warned her guardian before the child got into trouble, and in this story the dog reasoned that the child needed help. These reasoning skills are far beyond that of a two year old child. Pui your a hero, and a good looking dog as well. I'm glad that Pui's family will be getting help to feed the dogs. I also share Sue Griffiths fears and her analysis.
WOW that is truly incredible, and to think in some countries humans eat dogs, disgraceful.... Very proud of you Pui x
the miracle of life the miracle of love thanKs Pui u are a good dog and all the best for baby girl who joins her new family! please to allow us to stay in touch with this story God bless them <3 gOD BLESS THIS DOG
Awwww!!!! What a sweet story, except the mom abandoning that baby! That's so heartbreaking! I teared up when it said the family is considering adopting that baby...which I hope and pray they do!!!! Sounds like a perfect ending to that story! Please keep us updated!!
A wonderful, clever dog for carrying the baby back to his home. But if little Pui is left to wander it's only a matter of time before the evil people in the dog meat trade will catch him and the family's other dogs. I worry for him. I'd hate to think of this little beauty being crammed into a cage with hundreds of other dogs to be smuggled over the border to Vietnam.
That dog knew he was taking the baby to safety. If he thought it was food, he would have ripped the bag open. What a miracle! So glad the baby survived. Sad to say this is not an isolated case, it happens more than we know. Poor little baby but Kudos to PUI!!! :0)
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