Straight Up with Sherri

Monday, May 09, 2005

Even Dogs are Pro-Life!

Stray Dog in Kenya Saves Abandoned Baby


NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A stray dog saved the life of a newborn baby after finding the abandoned infant in a forest and apparently carrying it across a busy road and through some barbed wire to her litter of puppies, witnesses said.

The stray dog found the infant, clad in tattered clothing, in a poor neighborhood near the Ngong Forests in the capital of Nairobi, Stephen Thoya told the independent Daily Nation newspaper.

The dog apparently found the baby Friday in the plastic bag in which the infant had been abandoned, said Aggrey Mwalimu, owner of the shed where the animal was guarding its puppies. The seven-pound, four-ounce infant was taken to the hospital for treatment on Saturday.

"She is doing well, responding to treatment, she is stable. ...

4 Comments:

  • Man oh man, Sherri, I read this yesterday and it didn't hit me until I saw this post. Your average dog has more respect for life than 9 out of 10 bioethicists

    By Blogger papijoe, at 8:23 AM  

  • - Canines would never kill their babies...they would consider that liberal-human...

    By Anonymous Big Bang Hunter, at 6:08 PM  

  • Please reward this caring canine with a lifetime supply of doggy snacks. Now, this baby has a chance at life.

    CM2056

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:48 PM  

  • MH7086

    Man & dog-the difference: the dog uses instinct the man...well obviously he doesn't use anything, not even his brain. I just don't get it. Everytime I hear a story about someone abandoning their child like this or abusing one, I don't understand why they don't just give the child to someone. Family. Neighbor. Hospital. Anyone.

    By Anonymous MH7086, at 8:53 AM  

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