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Things Like This Are Why I Freakin' Love Dogs!

Discussion in 'No Golf For You!' started by Harry Longshanks, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Harry Longshanks

    Harry Longshanks bow-chicka-bow-wow

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    (and not so much with the humans.)

    Dog protected abandoned newborn, doctors say

    (CNN) -- A dog sheltered a newborn baby abandoned by its 14-year-old mother in a field in rural Argentina until the boy was rescued, a doctor said Friday.
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    The abandoned infant was found in a field with this dog and her newborn puppies.

    A resident of a rural area outside La Plata called police late Wednesday night to say that he had heard the baby crying in a field behind his house.

    The man went outside and found the infant lying beside the dog and its six newborn puppies, Daniel Salcedo, chief of police of the Province of Buenos Aires, told CNN.

    The temperature was a chilly 37 degrees, Salcedo said.

    The dog had apparently carried the baby some 50 meters from where his mother had abandoned him to where the puppies were huddled, police said.

    "She took it like a puppy and rescued it," Salcedo said. "The doctors told us if she hadn't done this, he would have died."

    "The dog is a hero to us."

    Dr. Egidio Melia, director of the Melchor Romero Hospital in La Plata, told CNN that police showed up at the hospital at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday with the baby who doctors say was only a few hours old.

    Though the infant had superficial scratches and bruises and was bleeding from his mouth, he was in good shape, Melia said.

    The next morning, the child's mother was driven by a neighbor to the hospital and told authorities the 8 pound, 13 ounce infant is hers, Melia said.

    The teenager was immediately given psychological treatment and was hospitalized, he said. She has said little about the incident.

    The child has been transferred to a children's hospital in La Plata, 37 miles from Buenos Aires.
     
  2. JEFF4i

    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    That's pretty sweet. Gotta say, without a doubt, I'm a dog person.
     
  3. mont86

    mont86 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Good story, animals can do some pretty amazing things.
     
  4. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Every day it never ceases to amaze me the lengths the human race will go to avoid responsibility....makes me shake my head and wonder why I try so hard to be a responsible parent/adult/person...
     
  5. David Hillman

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  6. Harry Longshanks

    Harry Longshanks bow-chicka-bow-wow

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  7. Eracer

    Eracer No more triple bogies!!

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    Considering that suicide is the single most selfish act one can undertake (no pun intended) it should come as no surprise that he didn't care about his dog. I think.
     

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