An abandoned newborn baby was ‘saved’ by litter of adorable puppies after cuddling close to keep the tiny tot warm in a cold field overnight.
The child had been heartbreakingly deserted during the night without any clothing and with her umbilical cord still attached.
According to reports, the baby was found by a stray dog, which cuddled up to her with its puppies all night in the Chattisgarh province of India.
“It’s possibly the warmth from puppies and their mother itself who had kept this new born alive,” one local said.
“Usually, the temperature dips at night and it’s already December. I must say, it’s her sheer luck.”
Found nestled alongside a litter of puppies, the newborn was completely unharmed and discovered after residents heard her crying, it is claimed.
They informed the panchayat, a local government body, who contacted police.
The baby has also been referred to the Child Line Project after being examined by doctors in a local hospital.
One local, Premnath, said it was a ‘miracle’ the baby had survived the night, because stray dogs can be vicious, he said.
They said: “They are not parents, they are criminals. It is a miracle only to find new born baby surviving when stray dogs are lurking every now and then at the dead of the night”.