Dog looks after newborn baby abandoned in field

A DOG looked after a newborn baby abandoned in a field like one of her own puppies.

The baby was left in the night with no clothes and her umbilical cord still attached in the Chattisgarh province of India. She was found the next day snuggled up with the dog and her puppies who were keeping her warm.

One local said the stray dog could have saved the tot's life.

They said: "It's possibly the warmth from puppies and their mother itself who had kept this newborn alive.

"Usually, the temperature dips at night and it's already December.

"I must say, it's her sheer luck."

The baby was discovered uninjured after she was heard crying.

She was taken to hospital and examined by doctors.

The little girl, who has been named Akanksha, has been referred to the Child Line Project.

An investigation is underway, and police are searching for her parents.