queensland-cattle-dogA farm dog in the west African country of Ghana is being praised as a hero hound this week after saving the life of an abandoned two-week-old baby.

The regional director of health in Ghana told the Ghana News Agency that the dog apparently found the baby under a bridge in the northern part of the country. Rather than abandon (or eat) the vulnerable tot, the dog curled up next to him for the night, refusing to leave his side.

A search party looking for the dog found the pair the next morning, the baby nuzzling in the pup’s fur.

(READ the story from the CS Monitor)

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