Family’s German Shepherd Saves Baby Abandoned in Local Park

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 5, 2013   |   6:07PM   |   Birmingham, England

The rash of stories about babies abandoned and left to die continues — but this one from England concludes with a happy ending. As the Wilday family and their beloved German Shepherd dog named Jade were strolling through a park they came across a shocking discovery.

Roger Wilday was surprised see his dog lying down next to a bag in the middle of the park, and Jade refused to leave the bag when Roger called him. Eventually Roger investigated and found a baby girl, alive, inside. The little girl has promptly been named Jade after he furry rescuer.

The Daily Star newspaper has more on this amazing story:

The abandoned tot is currently being cared for at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

She was discovered yesterday afternoon by German shepherd Jade and her owner Roger Wilday in the Stetchford area of Birmingham.
Local residents said the dog refused to move from the spot where the girl was placed, until Mr Wilday came over to investigate.

The newborn weighs around six pounds and is being monitored around the clock. She still had her umbilical cord attached when she was discovered.

The light blue towel and plastic bag she was wrapped in have been sent away for DNA testing, with police hoping it will help them identify the parents.



Mr Wilday, 68, revealed his nine year-old pet had heard the baby crying at Marlborough House Community Park.

The grandfather-of-five said: “Jade has grown up with children around her, she loves babies and when she found the baby in the bushes she wouldn’t leave until she knew I had seen it.”

“She is a hero dog. There was no-one else in the park at the time and it was very cold. If it wasn’t for Jade that baby could have been dead.