Dog rescues baby buried alive in field

A dog in northern Thailand has rescued a newborn baby after it was allegedly buried alive by its teenage mother.

Nisaikha and other villagers took the baby to the hospital where doctors pronounced him healthy after cleaning him up.

A three-legged dog dug up a baby boy buried in a Thailand field.

The baby boy is said to have been abandoned by his 15 year old mother, to hide her pregnancy from her parents. None of them knew any pregnant women in the area but a shopkeeper said that a teenage girl had recently bought an unusually large amount of sanitary towels.

Usa said his dog - which only has three working legs having been hit by a vehicle when he was younger - was a "hero".

"I have had Ping Pong since he was born and he has always been very loyal and obedient", Nisaika told the Mirror.

Panuwat Puttakam, an officer at Chum Phuang police station, told the Bangkok Post she was now in the care of her parents and a psychologist. She regrets what she did and said she acted on impulse without thinking it through. The baby's mother will be charged with child abandonment and attempted murder, according to the BBC.

Her parents have offered to take the baby boy but authorities have not agreed to it yet, The Daily Mail reported.

"A team of police and government welfare workers needs to consider the safety of the children", Nakhon Ratchasima Governor Wichian Chantharanothai said.

The governor added that the mother's mental health would be evaluated. It is important that she is nurtured and treated fairly'.

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