A stray dog becomes a hero after saving the life of a newborn child who “floats on a garbage heap” in the waters of Sitio Camansi in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines.
The dog was discovered by the local Velma Turing, who noticed the dog was pulling a white sheet from the garbage heap under some houses in the middle of the afternoon.
Turing immediately heard a baby crying and went to investigate and found a baby with an intact umbilical cord and placenta.
The child was covered in dirt and wrapped in the white cloth that the dog had taken off.
According to SunStar Cebu, authorities believe the baby was born early in the morning and then abandoned. They are currently interviewing people in the area to see if they can find the baby’s parents.
The child was taken to hospital for care and underwent an extensive examination.
There is currently no word on what happened to the stray dog who saved the child.