Dogs have extraordinary intuition. They can often sense things that their human masters cannot, which can be the difference between life and death.
That was the case, when a wise Husky was the only one to spot a deserted baby in the park and assist in getting him to rescue.
Terry Walsh, 64, was walking his pet Husky, Hel, in Birmingham’s The Mounds.
The two walked by a rolled-up blanket left on the ground beside the bushes. Terry assumed it was just something somebody had thrown away. Hel, on the other hand, dashed over to inspect.
She walked off to the blanket, resting next to it, and began very gently pushing it with her nose, Terry stated.
To his surprise, he heard the sound of a baby sobbing coming from the abandoned blanket.
Terry understood the infant boy had been left alone, exposed to the elements, and had only been discovered thanks to his dog.
He believed Hel’s gentle nudging and the heat from the Husky’s body roused the baby up, he explained.
He was relieved that the dog had discovered him first, realizing that rodents or foxes could have been a serious threat to the infant.
Police later stated that the child was just “hours old.”
While the infant is unharmed, authorities have failed to identify the boy’s mom because of Hel.
He was transported to the hospital and given the name “George” because he was discovered near St. George’s Day, yet nobody knows where he came from. The West Midlands Police Department has issued an urgent appeal to the boy’s mom.
Police appeal to trace mum of baby boy abandoned in Kings Norton
#APPEAL | We're still appealing to find the mum of a baby boy who was found on The Mounds, off Shannon Road in Kings Norton at around 5.40pm last Thursday (22 April). He was found the day before St George's Day and has been named George by the hospital staff looking after him. He was possibly only hours old when he was found, clothed and wrapped in a blanket, by a dog walker last week. Baby George is healthy and doing well. But sadly we’ve still not been able to find his mum. We’re very concerned for her and want to check she is doing okay, both physically and mentally. This is our only concern right now, giving birth is a big thing and we’re concerned she will need medical help. We want her to know that she's not in any trouble. We're ready to offer her the help and support she needs – and we can be contacted in confidence. Anyone with information is urged to contact us via live chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am − midnight, or by calling 101 anytime. To remain 100% anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are. Please quote crime number 3476 of 22 April.Posted by West Midlands Police on Thursday, 29 April 2021
We wish that everything turns out for this unfortunate lost baby. But we’re relieved that he’s now safe and well, due to the fast thinking of a wise Husky.