A farm dog was found cuddling an abandoned newborn baby, under a bridge, in the town of Winkongo in Ghana over the weekend.
When her dog had not returned at night, her worried owner lead a rigorous search for the missing dog. The owner found her dog close to her farm lying by a two-week old baby's side, sheltering the newborn infant from harm.
Madam Rosemary Azure, Talensi-Nabdam District Director of Health, told the Ghana News Agency the baby had been abandoned for unknown reasons, although it is suspected the mother is a teenager.
The baby was taken in by the local health directorate for care. The baby's umbilical cord had been cut improperly and was infected, but has received medical care and been given vaccinations.