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28 / 08 / 2008 - Dog saves abandoned newborn baby
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A NEWBORN baby abandoned by her 14-year-old mother has been found safe with a stray dog and her brood of puppies near the city of La Plata in Argentina.
Farmer Fabio Anze found the naked baby girl being kept warm among his dog China's puppies, La Nacion newspaper reported.
Anze called the police and the baby was taken to a local hospital.
Doctors said the baby was just a few hours old when she was found but that she was in good health, with only a few minor cuts and bruises.
They said China had saved the baby's life.
Nighttime winter temperatures are chilly but not freezing in the rural area around La Plata, 40 miles (60 km) south of Buenos Aires.
Police said they had located the 14-year-old girl who gave birth to the baby outdoors during the night.
It was not clear whether the mother left her baby in the dog's pen or whether the dog found the baby outdoors and carried it in to join her puppies.
But as journalists descended on the Argentinian town to meet the country's new hero, China ignored the media pack and continued to watch over her newborn puppies,
Source : Herald Sun