Dog rescues newborn baby 'buried alive and left to die by teen mum'

A disabled dog has been hailed a hero for rescuing a newborn baby allegedly buried alive and left to die by his teenage mother.

The infant was reportedly abandoned in northern Thailand by his 15-year-old mother who tried to hide her pregnancy from her parents, according to local news outlet Khao Sod.

A disabled dog named Ping Pong has rescued a newborn baby who was buried alive, allegedly by the infant's teenage mother. Source: Khao Sod.

Ping Pong, who only has full use of three of its legs, began barking and digging in a field in Ban Nong Kham village, alerting his owner Usa Nisaikha.

The man said his six-year-old dog uncovered a baby's leg sticking out of the earth.

Locals reportedly rushed the newborn to hospital where he was cleaned, checked and given a full bill of health.

The infant’s mother reportedly confessed to burying her baby and has been charged with child abandonment and attempted murder, according to Thai reports.

Chum Phuang Police officer Panuwat Puttakam told the Bangkok Post the teen mum was now in the care of her parents and a psychologist.

The baby’s grandparents have decided to raise the baby.

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