The dog’s a hero!
A dog named Pui, a male Thai Bangkaew has won the hearts of many in Thailand due to one thing he did. Pui is a canine belonging to Gumnerd Thongmak and his family. Hailing from Tha Rua district, Bangkok, Pui has made local headlines due to one garbage bag he dragged home.
As per his usual visit to the dumpster, Pui chanced upon a white plastic bag, which he gently pulled out from the tall pile of debris and brought it home. His family, used to him being gone most of the day, came immediately out to investigate once he started barking at the bag to gain their attention. At first, they reprimanded Pui for bringing unnecessary trash back home – until they noticed the bag.
The bag moved – there was something inside! Thongmak’s niece snipped the top of the bag open and peered inside – only to spot a newborn baby!
The family quickly rushed the infant to the hospital. Doctors informed them that the baby was premature, aged merely 7 months’ old. Her weight clocked in at 4 pounds and 8 ounces, which was light for a newborn. However, the baby thrived and doctors managed to get her stable.
Pui received a leather collar as well as a medal courtesy of the Tha Rua district Red Cross Chapter – for saving the baby’s life! Pui’s owner even got a $300 reward for his dog’s heroic act!
Local police believe that the baby’s mother was most likely a teenage girl working at a factory nearby.
Pui’s other owner, Poomrat Thongmak, has expressed her interest in adopting the baby girl as one of her own.
The reason? Thongmak smiles and said that it was “destiny” which brought them all together as one happy family.