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Updated 03 November 2015

Viral: Dog saves abandoned baby's life

In one of the most heartwarming animal-human encounters ever witnessed, a dog picked up a newborn where it was abandoned and took it to a nearby house. (Graphic)

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Saudi Arabia daily Sada newspaper reported on these images and story that went viral in the Middle East. 

The pictures show a dog carrying a newborn baby in its mouth, with the baby's umbilical cord still attached. 
 
The Saudi daily reported that it wasn't clear whether the incident took place in Saudi Arabia or another country in the Middle East - or the world for that matter - but it added that the dog saved the baby’s life. 

“Those who posted the pictures said the dog carried the baby to the nearest house, whose occupants rushed her to the hospital…the baby’s life was saved by the dog,” the paper said.

The added that the baby was apparently dumped by her mother near a waste bin.

The newspaper picked up on the story after the images went viral on social media in the Gulf Kingdom. 

See the images below, from Sada newspaper.

 
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