Dog Who Retrieved Baby Found in Plastic Bag Was Probably Trying to Save Her (VIDEO)

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You know how dogs are, always picking up stuff with their mouths. Garbage, sticks, poop, whatever. But one dog picked up something very precious and trotted it home to his dog sitter -- a baby girl! Unfortunately, the baby was no longer alive. Police believe the mother abandoned the newborn in Oklahoma City and the pooch, named Luke, who was being cared for by a sitter at the time, found it. Reports say the infant weighed three to five pounds, which sounds premature. A hunt is now on for the mother.

Luke's owner was out of town at the time and Luke was being watched by a sitter. Apparently Luke is free to roam around town (which sounds pretty dangerous for Luke), and when he returned home, he brought with him a discovery -- the baby. I can imagine the shock the sitter got when she saw an infant in the dog's mouth. Says the sitter:

He was carrying it just like a momma pup and laid it at my feet.

The baby was found wrapped in plastic, and police don't believe the pup hurt her, as she didn't have any physical trauma. In fact, they don't know if the baby was alive when born or if any crime has been committed. They are on the lookout for the mother, who they believe must have suffered injuries during the birth.

Luke's owner says he's a gentle dog who would never hurt a baby, and indeed it seems like Luke saved this baby from being left outside and decomposing. At least the baby will receive a burial. It's tragic that Luke couldn't have found the baby alive, but he had no control over that. At least he tried!

I can't imagine why anyone would give birth outside and then just leave the baby there, and not even bury her. Maybe she was born alive, but if so, why not drop it on someone's doorstep? Oklahoma City does have a "safe haven" law, and it's tragic that this mother didn't take advantage of that if the baby was born alive.

What do you think of Luke?



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nonmember avatar FarmersWife

I hate our cultures view of delivery. "Must have suffered injuries"?! Seriously? Most women can deliver a baby injury free with no medical assistance. It is normal after all... I hope they find the mother though. Seems she may be in a bad situation, scared, or foul play to not simply report a stillborn or baby who died shortly after a birth...

nonmember avatar Bear

Of course the dog didn't hurt her. The poor baby was wrapped in plastic!

Ash AndShane

its amazing what animals can do and i agree its a shame she didnt drop it off, Here in Tn we are a safe haven state as well and just recently had a case where a woman gave birth to twins in a tolit at her parents home, then put them in a clothes basket and let them die, she is now serving a life sentence, horrible what a human can do to a new life

Katie Duato Reiche

What an awesome dog. I've never met a dog I didn't like, but have found a lot of people I don't

gamma4 gamma4

Your right every pit I know is a big baby...lol all dogs are big babies if treated right

..except those little ankle barking Chihuahuas lol...they don't let you get close enough to see if they are babies...noisy....hope mom is found and is ok...they must have seen something on yhe infant to make them think mom might be harmed

Julie Kasnik

what if the baby was the result of an abortion?

Elizabeth Kramer

Isn't funny that we have this big manhunt for this woman (at great taxpayer expense, I might add) but nobody bats an eye at the thousands of abortions done every day in this country? Although, I don't think "funny" really describes it. Hypocritical, perhaps? Sad, definitely!

Kathleen Spears

This is just so stupid.... This mother is no more guilty for this baby's death than a mother that decides to kill her baby before it is born....it is a live human being either way....like I said just stupid...murder is murder.....

pagan... paganmommy4

If it was born alive then its murder or it was stillborn. Either way the mother needs proper medical care and its ashame that she had to do that

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