A dog named Ping Pong is being hailed as a hero in Thailand for helping save the life of a newborn baby after the infant’s 15-year-old mother tried to hide the birth by burying the boy alive.
Ping Pong, who has only three working legs, was seen scratching at some dirt alongside a farmer’s field in Korat, located in the northeastern part of the Asian country on Wednesday.
Ping Pong’s owner Usa Nisaika went to check the commotion and found an infant’s leg poking up from where the dog was scratching.
Nisaika frantically dug up the 5.2-lbs baby and took him to the hospital where doctors said the infant hadn’t suffered any serious injuries.
Nisaika says everyone in the village is amazed by Ping Pong’s actions and says “he is a hero because he saved the life of the baby.”