Chinese baby rescued from wild dogs after mother left child outside

Woman from Hubei province left girl for several hours after having a row with her husband, newspaper reports

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 December, 2017, 2:55pm
UPDATED : Friday, 01 December, 2017, 7:01pm

Two women in southern China rescued a baby that was attacked by wild dogs after the girl’s mother left it outside following a row with her husband, according to a newspaper report.

The women threw stones to drive off the animals in Huangshi in Hubei province, the Chutian Metropolis Daily reported.

Police were initially called after the child’s grandfather said the child was missing, but her mother initially said little while being questioned.

After a police warning she confessed she had left the baby in a bush outside four hours earlier after having a fight with her husband at lunchtime on Wednesday.

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A woman later told police that a woman in her eighties came to her for help, saying wild dogs were trying to attack an abandoned girl nearby.

The two women found large stones to drive the dogs away.

The blanket wrapping the baby was said to have been torn apart by the animals.

The baby was thankfully unharmed, but she had suffered from the cold, police were quoted as saying.

The woman in her fifties took the baby home to feed and bathe it before contacting the police.

The report did not say if the mother will face punishment.