The dog who showed more humanity than man: Abandoned newborn baby ‘left to be eaten by wild animals’ is saved by a stray dog who takes him to safety
- The baby was rushed to hospital with cuts and bruises and has since recovered.
An abandoned baby believed to have been left by its mother to be eaten by wild animals has been discovered by a stray dog and miraculously brought to safety, according to reports.
The animal is said to have found the girl in a garbage bag at the town hall in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Wednesday.
The dog then began to drag the bag with the newborn inside and a bystander heard a crying sound coming from it, The National reports.
The baby was taken to the Islamic Hospital, before being transferred to the Government Hospital in Tripoli.
His condition was described as serious but stable, with people describing his survival as a “miracle”.
A passerby brought the baby to the Islamic Hospital, before being later transferred to the Government Hospital in Tripoli.
Photos of the baby have been shared online showing she suffered bruises and cuts during the ordeal, but is said to have made a quick recovery.
There has been widespread outrage in the country and condemnation of the heinous act, with many noting that the dog “has more humanity” than the “criminal” parents.
“Some say dog is unclean animal and of course this is not true,” one commenter, Farid, said on Twitter.
‘The dog has much more humanity, kindness, cunning and intelligence.’
Another tweeted: “Animals have more compassion than humans.”
Many have also expressed interest in adopting the abandoned child.
Police are currently investigating who was behind the cruel abandonment.
Anecdotal cases of child abuse and neglect have been on the rise as the impoverished country grapples with declining living standards.
Tripoli, which is the second largest city in Lebanon, has the highest poverty rate in the country.
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