A STRAY dog saved the life of a newborn baby floating on a pile of garbage in the shore of Sitio Camansi, Barangay Pajo in Lapu-Lapu City, Thursday afternoon, February 22.

Vilma Toring, the president of the neighbourhood association in Camansi, was the first one who noticed that a dog was pulling a white cloth from the pile of garbage under the stilt houses at 1:30 p.m.

Toring said she also heard the cry of a baby so she checked what was inside the cloth.

Toring saw the baby girl with the umbilical cord and placenta still intact.

Pajo Barangay Captain Junard Chan went to the area to personally ask the residents who are living near the sea to determine the parents who abandoned the child.

The Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation immediately rescued the child, who was believed born at dawn, and brought her to the Lapu-Lapu City Hospital to be fully checked by the doctors. (FMG/SunStar Cebu)