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By Khaosod English
04 June 2013, Last upated at 14:55 GMT
'Little Pui' The Dog Honored For Saving A Baby

(4 June) The Bangkaew dog which found an abandoned baby and brought the baby to its owner is honored with medals and certificate proclaiming its ′courage′.

Ms. Poomrat Tongmark, a resident of Ayutthaya province, was shocked to discover a newborn baby inside a plastic bag brought to her by her dog ′Little Pui′. She immediately alerted the authorities and the rescue workers arrived to take the baby to Tahrua hospital for medical attention.

Initial investigations reveal the abandoned baby to be female, weighing 2,200 grams, with no disability . However, the baby was in poor condition and was probably prematurely born. The baby was transferred to Nakonsriayutthaya hospital and is now under strict care by the doctors.

Pol.Lieut.Gen. Jitkasaem Sonkom, commander of Tahrua police station, Ayutthaya, revealed that investigative officers are working on gathering information on the mother of the baby and have searched many residences in the area, but could not find a suspect. It is believed that the mother is a teenage girl who works at a factory in a different area.

Ms.Poomrat, owner of ′Little Pui′ the Dog, said that her 2-year old Bangkaew dog is good family pet and likes to run around the area from the entrance of the soi to the house.

"It′s lucky that Little Pui found the baby. It was a surprise to us, since Little Pui never brought anything home, only barking at strangers when he’s out and about. Must be destiny that brought us together,” Ms.Poomrat said.

Ms.Poomrat added that she wanted to adopt the baby since the baby was literally delivered at her doorstep, and because she only had one child. She has already informed the district office of her decision.

Sudarat, Ms. Poomrat′s 12 year old daughter, said that she was surprised by the episode, and felt pity for the baby and very saddened that someone left the baby to die. She added that she wants this baby as her sister and would take good care of her.

Meanwhile, the district office has issued a medal and a collar for ′Little Pui′ and presented its owner with a certificate praising its ′well-raised′ and ′courageous′ manner.