A keen-eared German Shepherd has been credited with saving a newborn’s life after the infant was abandoned in a park in Birmingham, England.
According to the Birmingham Mail, Roger Wilday, a 68-year-old grandfather, had been walking his 9-year-old German Shepherd, Jade, last week when the dog suddenly sprinted toward some bushes. Jade is said to have laid down next to what appeared to be a discarded carrier bag and refused to return to her owner’s side.
As Wilday approached his dog, he realized that the carrier wasn’t empty.
“I walked over and saw a carrier bag — then I saw it move,” Wilday told the Birmingham Mail. “I thought it was a bag of kittens, but then I saw her little arms and a head, and the baby started to cry.”