Baby Jade named for hero dog
Hero dog discovers baby left in a bag, receives honor
A retiree was walking his German Shepherd, Jade, in a park in Birmingham, England, on Thursday afternoon when she suddenly ran toward the bushes, laid down next to a bag that had been left behind, and refused to move. When owner Roger Wilday got closer, he realized that the bag was a carrier — with a baby inside. Wilday ran to a friend’s house nearby to call the police.
Baby Jade (West Midlands Police)
They brought the 6-pound baby girl to the hospital, where staff members named her for her rescuer, 9-year-old Jade. "Jade’s never found anything before,” said Wilday’s wife, Catherine. “She must have heard the baby crying as these dogs have very good hearing, plus she’s very keen on our grandchildren.” On Friday, West Midlands police, who are searching for the baby’s mother, released pictures and video of the “alert, happy and contented” little girl, who’s still recovering in the hospital. The Wildays, who have four children and five grandchildren, are hoping to get the chance to visit baby Jade. — Read it at the U.K.’s Birmingham Mail