A nursing stray dog foraging for food retrieved an abandoned baby girl in a forest in Kenya and carried the infant to its litter of puppies, witnesses said Monday.
The stray dog carried the infant across a busy road. He through a barbed wire fence in a poor neighborhood near the Ngong Forest in the capital, Nairobi, Stephen Thoya told the independent Daily Nation newspaper.
The dog apparently found the baby Friday in the plastic bag in which the infant had been abandoned; said Aggrey Mwalimu, owner of the compound where the animal is now living.
It was unclear how the baby survived in the bag without suffocating. The infant reportedly was also wrapped in an old tattered shirt.
Resident Linet Gogany said she discovered the child among the dog’s puppy litter after local boys said they heard a baby crying.