Dog Alerts Owner Of An Abandoned Newborn Baby In The Park

Some things are just meant to be, like a dog named Hel being in the right place at the right time in order to rescue an abandoned newborn baby. The little boy had been dumped in a bush beneath a pile of blankets inside a Birmingham park.

Hel and his owner, Terry Walsh, had been out taking a walk when Hel led Walsh over to the blanket pile. That is when the 64-year-old Walsh heard the distinct sound of a baby crying.

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He explained to Birmingham Live, “I think it was Hel’s gentle nudging and the heat from my husky’s body that woke the baby up.”

According to a press release from the West Midlands Police, the newborn boy wasn’t more than a few hours old when he’d been left – wrapped up inside a blanket. The infant was immediately transferred to a hospital where doctors announced that he was healthy. He was given the name George as he was discovered the day before St. George’s Day.

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Walsh said to Birmingham Live that he was so grateful that Hel found the baby when he did or else it could have been a much worse outcome for little George. Currently, the police are trying to track down George’s birth mother. They released a series of photos of the newborn, hoping it would help them to locate her.

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Detective Inspector Neil Hunt stated, “I am reaching out to George’s mother. You are my primary concern right now, and we really need to make sure you’re okay. I don’t know the circumstances around George’s birth but, as a parent myself, I know exactly how overwhelming becoming a parent can be. We’re ready to offer you any help and support you may need. George is safe and well, and your health and wellbeing is our priority – please be assured that you are not in any trouble.”

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The police have CCTV footage of a woman who was walking close to the scene roughly half an hour before George’s discovery, so they are hoping the public will be able to help them identify her.

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