Dog in Thailand saved a newborn's life by dragging 'garbage' home

Aug 04, 2018
02:33 A.M.

A male Thai Bangkaew dog named Pui saved a newborn whom it found wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown into a garbage dump.


According to Bangkok Post, the dog is used to wandering around its community in the Tha Rua district. During one its usual rounds, it discovered a white plastic bag at a roadside dump. Instinctively, Pui took the bag home to its owner, Gumnerd Thongmak.

The source informed that Thongmak’s niece, 12-year-old Sudarat, found the dog barking and checked him up to find it with the plastic wrap on the patio.

Sudarat was shocked to discover a newborn baby inside the wrapper. She told her mother and they quickly rushed the baby to Tha Rua Hospital.

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The officials at the hospital informed them that the baby was born prematurely at just about seven and a half months. The baby’s weight was too light for a newborn at just 4 pounds and 8 ounces.


However, the doctors managed to provide her proper care and to bring her to a stable condition. She was later transferred to the better care of Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya Hospital.

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Source: YouTube/Apple Daily English


The authorities are looking for the baby’s mother after the special request from Tha Rua district chief Withit Pinnikorn.

For his noble act, Pui was given a leather collar and a medal from Tha Rua district Red Cross Chapter as a token of appreciation.


As a reward for Pui’s effort, even its master, Thongmak received a reward in the form of 10,000 baht (approx. $300) from The Miracle of Life Foundation chief volunteer.

According to We Love Animals, local police have speculated that the baby’s mother can be a teenage girl working in the nearby factory.

In another show of kind gesture, Pui’s another owner, Poomrat Thongmak, has also shown her desire in adopting the baby as her own.

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