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.
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.
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.”
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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