Pui, the dog who rescued the newborn. Screenshot by TomoNews US via YouTube

Meet Pui, the remarkable dog who saved a newborn baby’s life

Pui, a lovable dog who lives in Thailand, loves to go on walks by himself. That’s exactly what he was doing when he made a rather shocking discovery that turned out to have a happy ending. And there are two remarkable facts about this story.

First, Pui is a Thai Bangkaew dog

This Thai Bangkaew is a beautiful dog, but no, it’s not Pui. Photo by ubon license CC NC ND 2.0 via Flickr

Originating in Thailand, the Bangkaew is a breed that’s known to be protective, brave, affectionate and intelligent, DogZone reports. This compassionate nature may be what led Pui to do something completely unexpected.

Because as he was on his walk, Pui noticed a white plastic bag at a roadside dump in Thailand’s Tha Rua District, HuffPost reports. Then he brought the bag home to his human dad, Gumnerd Thongmak.

Pui and her human dad. Screenshot by TomoNews US via YouTube

Thongmak’s niece heard the dog barking and walked to the patio to see what the commotion was about. But when she looked inside the bag, she was truly shocked.

A newborn baby girl was stuffed inside the bag. She was very much alive but definitely weak.

Pui had rescued her

The brave dog had rescued this little girl. Screenshot by TomoNews US via YouTube

That’s the second remarkable fact about this story, because who knows what would have happened to this poor baby if the dog hadn’t rescued her? Somehow, Pui knew just what to do. And brought her to safety.

Then Thongmak’s wife, Poomrat, rushed the infant to the hospital. Doctors estimated she was born prematurely — at about seven months. The tiny girl weighed just 4 pounds, 8 ounces.

The newborn girl recuperated in an incubator at a local hospital. Photo by Sunthorn Pongpao for The Bangkok Post.

“It’s lucky that little Pui found the baby,” she said. “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.”

Police Lieutenant General Jitkasaem Sonkom told the local paper that investigators are trying to find the infant’s biological mother. Thongmak added that she wants to adopt the child.

Pui gets a reward

Pui gets a handsome reward. Screenshot by Sunthorn Pongpao courtesy of The Bangkok Post.

The beloved pup received a leather collar and a medal from the Tha Rua district Red Cross Chapter for her trouble and her family received $300, according to the Bangkok Post. And one very kind man gifted Pui with enough dog food and supplies to last a long while.

As a Thai Bangkaew dog, Pui is indeed pretty special. These gorgeous dogs are rarely found anywhere else in the world and their DNA shows they are a mix of domestic dog and the golden jackal (Canis aureus), a wild canid that’s found in Northern and Eastern Africa, Southeastern Europe, South Asia to Myanmar.

You can watch Pui’s endearing story unfold below.

Featured image courtesy of the video above

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