Heroic Stray Dog Rescues Abandoned Baby Found in Trash Bag in Lebanon

by Jessica

In a remarkable incident in Tripoli, Lebanon’s northern city, a stray dog was discovered carrying an abandoned baby girl inside a garbage bag left near a municipal building. The heartwarming rescue took place on Wednesday when a passerby heard muffled cries emanating from the black trash bag clutched in the dog’s mouth and sprang into action, as reported by the National.

Initially, the baby was taken to the Islamic Hospital by a kind bystander before being transferred to the Tripoli Government Hospital for further care. Disturbing images circulating online revealed the infant with abrasions and red bruises covering her face and body.

There have been conflicting reports regarding the baby’s age. Some accounts suggest she may be around four months old, while others claim she was abandoned shortly after birth.

News of the baby’s miraculous rescue quickly spread on social media, prompting numerous individuals to express their willingness to adopt the child. One commentator on Twitter debunked the notion that dogs are unclean animals, emphasizing their humanity, kindness, cunning, and intelligence. Another tweet stated, “Animals have more compassion than humans.”

Ghassan Rifi, a journalist in Tripoli, questioned the motives of the person who abandoned the baby, speculating whether they intended to expose her to the dogs for a horrific fate or draw attention to the situation. Rifi commended the dog for displaying more humanity in the face of such brutality and criminality.

While the little girl’s condition is described as serious but stable by local media, the hospital did not provide additional updates due to the closure of public institutions for the Islamic New Year celebrations, which began on Wednesday.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident and are actively searching for the individuals responsible for abandoning the baby.

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