A hero dog saved a newborn baby after leading his owner to the boy who had been buried alive in the dirt by his teenage mother.
Ping Pong, a 6 year old pooch from Korat, Thailand, always helps his owner, 41 year old Usa Nisaika, tend to the cows. However, on this specific day, Ping Pong didn’t just help the cows only, he ended up saving the life of a baby who was doomed to a worse fate!
On May 15, Ping Pong and Usa were walking through a field, when the dog was alerted to something along the outskirts of the field.
Ping Pong started scratching at the dirt frantically, Usa went over to look and noticed the infant’s tiny leg poking up from the earth.
The farmer quickly dug out the infant and immediately rushed him to the hospital.
Miraculously, the baby boy was found not to have suffered any serious injury and weighed in at just a little over 5 pounds.
“I have had Ping Pong since he was born and he has always been very loyal and obedient. When he was younger a car hit him and his back leg was injured. He cannot use it but he still helps me when I’m herding cows. Everybody in the village is amazed by what he has done now. He is a hero because he saved the life of the baby.” Usa said of his dog.
After a police investigation, the mother was determined to be a 15-year-old girl who had feared her father would be angry if he found out she was pregnant. She was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is awaiting a mental health evaluation.
“Police officers are preparing to prosecute the mother but she is also a child and we must consider her mind and be professional. It is important that she is nurtured and treated fairly.” the governor of Nakhon Ratchasima, Wichian Chantharanothai, told The Mirror.
“The parent of the mother have offered to take care of the baby when he leaves hospital but that has not been agreed yet. A team of police and government welfare workers need to consider the safety of the children.” the governor added.