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Witnesses: Dog cared for abandoned baby

Monday, May 9, 2005 Posted: 11:21 AM EDT (1521 GMT)



Doctors at Nairobi's Kenyatta National Hospital say the infant was not harmed during the ordeal.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A nursing dog foraging for food retrieved an abandoned baby girl in a forest in Kenya and carried the infant to its litter of puppies, witnesses said Monday.

The stray dog carried the infant across a busy road and a barbed wire fence in a poor neighborhood near the Ngong Forests in the capital, Nairobi, Stephen Thoya told the independent Daily Nation newspaper.

The dog apparently found the baby Friday in the plastic bag in which the infant had been abandoned, said Aggrey Mwalimu, owner of the compound where the animal is now living. It was unclear how the baby survived in the bag without suffocating.

Doctors said the baby had been abandoned about two days before the dog discovered her. Medical workers later found maggots in the infant's umbilical cord, a product of days of neglect, Hannah Gakuo, the spokeswoman of the Kenyatta National Hospital, where the girl was taken for treatment, said Monday. No one has yet claimed the baby, she said.

But the 3.3 kilogram (7.28 pounds) infant "is doing well, responding to treatment, she is stable ... she is on antibiotics," Gakuo told The Associated Press. Workers at the hospital are calling the child Angel, she said.

Unwanted infants are often abandoned in Kenya -- sometimes they are even dumped into pit latrines. Poverty and mothers' failed relationships with fathers are often blamed for the problem, and Kenya's weak law enforcement and social security systems means that most people who abandon babies are never caught.

"Abandoned babies are normally taken to the Kenyatta National Hospital because it is a public hospital," Gakuo said. "People are now donating diapers and baby clothes for this one."

Not all abandoned infants are as lucky -- another stray dog ate the cheek of an abandoned infant some three years ago.


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So what happened with the dog is it okay?
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Can you imagine if the baby was found in China or Vietnam? Bleeding heart white Americans would be bum rushing airports to adopt.

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BTW, god bless this poor child.

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too true cam, too true

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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Can you imagine if the baby was found in China or Vietnam? Bleeding heart white Americans would be bum rushing airports to adopt.
yes because every non-black abandoned child is adopted and taken care of.

get over yourself

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Can you imagine if the baby was found in China or Vietnam? Bleeding heart white Americans would be bum rushing airports to adopt.
Oh, c'mon, Cam. Don't stop the dog from getting a good home.

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Viggen, in the U.S. black children stay in state/foster care longer than any other race. Older children have the hardest placement but specifically, white babies have the easiest placement. Now, it doesn't take rocket science to figure out why.

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Oh, c'mon, Cam. Don't stop the dog from getting a good home.

*dead*

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Viggen, in the U.S. black children stay in state/foster care longer than any other race. Older children have the hardest placement but specifically, white babies have the easiest placement. Now, it doesn't take rocket science to figure out why.
Yes that's true. I once wrote a paper on the the Foster Care system and it broke my heart. There are so many black children (newborn babies included) in the system, but you have scores of white Americans going over to China etc to adopt kids.
It's just a fact that the responses are different when black kids are involved.


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black and white's fine to compare in the US. Yes, there's lots of injustice there. But to bring in African/Chinese/Viet children into the analogy is dumb. I'm sure many more children die of abandonment in China than the whole African continent just because of the difference in population. White Americans may want white babies but that's a drop in the bucket in the global picture. Abandoned kids have it hard no matter where they live and it's ridiculous to minimize the suffering of those in non-African countries

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viggen I think you're over reacting here. Of course there are lots of abandoned children all over the world, but for some reason white Americans tend to respond to Asian kids more when causian kids are not available-- and I'm sure this is what Cam was pointing out, because unfortunately this is the reality here.


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@ viggen.

in America today, there hundreds of thousand of families who are so put off by the wait for a "healthy white child" that they are indeed lining up to adopt children from china and other parts of the world while healthy black children, particularly boys, are very difficult to place. additionally, some agencies are so desperate to place black children into suitable homes that they have started placing them in Canada. there are at least 2 agencies in America that focus exclusively on placing black children into Canadian homes.

that being said, people have a right to adopt whatever child they want, but they should never kid themselves and say race has nothing to do with it.

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viggen I think you're over reacting here. Of course there are lots of abandoned children all over the world, but for some reason white Americans tend to respond to Asian kids more when causian kids are not available-- and I'm sure this is what Cam was pointing out, because unfortunately this is the reality here.
meh, I saw it as him implying that non black kids have it easy. Whatever...I'm done ranting either way

the sad thing is how the notoriety of the story comes from the dog, not the kid

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yes because every non-black abandoned child is adopted and taken care of.

get over yourself
You're disgusting, and don't know what you're talking about.

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I can only talk about America because that is where I live...Funny how these Canadians love telling black Americans how it is here for them...No Viggen, get the hell over yourself...You dont see me telling you how shit is in Canada do you?

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