Ping Pong alerted locals to baby’s location by digging
A disabled dog from Thailand has been praised after finding a baby boy buried alive in a field.
Six-year-old Ping Pong, who only has three legs, made the discovery last Wednesday (15 May) in Bangkok’s Ban Nong Kham district. According to The Guardian, he alerted locals to the child’s location by digging up a patch of dirt.
Owner Isa Nisaika told local media that the digging revealed the baby’s legs, prompting local farmers to pull the baby to safety.
“I heard a dog barking and a baby crying in a cassava plantation, so I went there to check,” he said. “The dog was digging up a dirt pile and the baby’s legs emerged.”
He added: “Ping Pong was hit by a car, so he’s disabled. But I kept him because he’s so loyal and obedient, and always helps me out when I go into the fields to tend to my cattle. He’s loved by the entire village. It’s amazing he found the baby.”
A 15-year-old girl is said to have confessed to burying the child over a fear of retribution by her father. She has since been charged with attempted murder and the baby will be looked after by her parents.
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