Time and again it has been proved that animals have feelings which often surpasses that of humans. A striking example was witnessed at Purulia district of West Bengal when school teacher Ulhas Chowdhury a residence of Pathrdi Para while crossing a grove near his residence heard a baby crying. On further findings he was astonished to find that four dogs were moving around a baby guarding it. The baby was wrapped in a pale pink cloth. Seeing him they started to wag their tail, barked at him and sat down near the baby.
When an alarm was raised in the neighborhood it thrilled the locals. Showdhury’s neighbours came running in to the spot. Praveen Sen picked up the baby and gave her some milk. “She stopped crying after having that,” said Chowdhury”. It didn’t stop there, the dogs even followed the locals to Chowdhury’s residence where the baby was kept initially untill the police arrived.
The cops in turn informed the 24-hour Child Helpline about the incident.
The baby was taken to the Deben Mahato Sadar Hospital where doctors confirmed that the baby was seven to ten days old and weighed 2.8kilos. “Though she has signs of jaundice, there is nothing to fear,” said Dr Shibshankar Mahato.
Chowdhury named the baby Sania as she was rescued on a Saturday (Shanivaar). Dipankar Sarkar, district co-ordinator of the Child Helpline, said once the baby is released from hospital, she will be taken to a state-run home-cum-adoption centre at Bhatbandh.
“Had it not been for the dogs, we would probably have lost the baby. We are all grateful to them,” Chowdhury said. The locals are thrilled at the entire incident.