Malnourished child found being breastfed by dog in Chile

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The child was released from a hospital is under the care of child welfare authorities

A dog named ďReina,Ē that according to authorities might have saved a 2-year-old boy by breastfeeding him, sits on the property where police say they rescued the malnourished toddler in Arica, Chile (Photo: AP)

Santiago, Chile: Chilean police say they have rescued a malnourished 2-year-old boy found being breastfed by a neighbour's dog.

The national police said a witness spotted the dog feeding the boy on Thursday at a mechanic's workshop in the desert port of Arica, some 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometres) north of the capital, Santiago. Police say they confirmed that.

Capt. Diego Gajardo told that the child was released from a hospital Friday is under the care of child welfare authorities.

Santiago, Chile: Chilean police say they have rescued a malnourished 2-year-old boy found being breastfed by a neighbour's dog.

The national police said a witness spotted the dog feeding the boy on Thursday at a mechanic's workshop in the desert port of Arica, some 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometres) north of the capital, Santiago. Police say they confirmed that.

Capt. Diego Gajardo told that the child was released from a hospital Friday is under the care of child welfare authorities.

Gajardo says the mother showed up at the hospital drunk, but she has not been arrested because there was not physical harm to the child.

Santiago, Chile: Chilean police say they have rescued a malnourished 2-year-old boy found being breastfed by a neighbour's dog.

The national police said a witness spotted the dog feeding the boy on Thursday at a mechanic's workshop in the desert port of Arica, some 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometres) north of the capital, Santiago. Police say they confirmed that.

Capt. Diego Gajardo told that the child was released from a hospital Friday is under the care of child welfare authorities.

Gajardo says the mother showed up at the hospital drunk, but she has not been arrested because there was not physical harm to the child.

A family court hearing on Sept. 22 will determine who cares for the child.

Santiago, Chile: Chilean police say they have rescued a malnourished 2-year-old boy found being breastfed by a neighbour's dog.

The national police said a witness spotted the dog feeding the boy on Thursday at a mechanic's workshop in the desert port of Arica, some 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometres) north of the capital, Santiago. Police say they confirmed that.

Capt. Diego Gajardo told that the child was released from a hospital Friday is under the care of child welfare authorities.

Gajardo says the mother showed up at the hospital drunk, but she has not been arrested because there was not physical harm to the child.

A family court hearing on Sept. 22 will determine who cares for the child.

Local news media identified the dog's name as "Reina."

 

Santiago, Chile: Chilean police say they have rescued a malnourished 2-year-old boy found being breastfed by a neighbour's dog.

The national police said a witness spotted the dog feeding the boy on Thursday at a mechanic's workshop in the desert port of Arica, some 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometres) north of the capital, Santiago. Police say they confirmed that.

Capt. Diego Gajardo told that the child was released from a hospital Friday is under the care of child welfare authorities.

Gajardo says the mother showed up at the hospital drunk, but she has not been arrested because there was not physical harm to the child.

A family court hearing on Sept. 22 will determine who cares for the child.

Local news media identified the dog's name as "Reina."

 

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