Hero Ping Pong, who rescued a buried infant. Photo by Thai television

Ping Pong, a physically disabled dog, is receiving high praise after rescuing a baby buried alive in Ban Nong Kham village in Thailand. Farmers discovered the infant after he exposed the legs of the child.

Ping Pong, the disabled Thai dog that rescued a baby boy buried by his 15-year-old mother. Photograph Thai television
Hero Ping Pong, who rescued a buried infant. Photo by Thai television

As reported on Wednesday, Ping Pong was making quite a ruckus, barking and digging at the ground. The commotion caused some farmers of the village, to investigate.

A local described the incident as follows:


“I heard a dog barking and a baby crying in a cassava plantation, so I went there to check. The dog was digging up a dirt pile and the baby’s legs emerged.”

According to the dog’s grateful owner, Usa Nisaika, Ping Pong’s frantic digging exposed the legs of the infant, the responding farmers and emergency personnel did the rest.

Ping Pong saves a buried baby abandoned by a teenage mom.
Ping Pong and a friend playing with a stick in open field. Photo by Gareth Blunt

The mother, an unnamed 15 year-old girl, had buried her child alive and is now facing charges of attempted murder and child abandonment. Scared her parents would find out about her pregnancy, the teenager said she acted recklessly.

Police spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Panuwat Puttakam, of Cham Phuang police, said that the police had the duty to charge the teenager with attempted murder. They preferred not to, but that was the law. The girl will continue to be questioned with a child welfare worker present.


He continued, “The girl is now in the care of a psychologist and her parents because she is in great fear. She regrets what she did and said she acted on impulse without thinking it through. She feared her parents would find out she had been pregnant.”

After hearing the news, the girl’s family has agreed to take care of the healthy baby boy. The infant is so young, he has not even been named yet. And being so young, he will recover quickly.

The dog who saved an abandoned baby enjoying the adoration of his owner
Ping Pong relaxing with his owner. Photo by KHAOSOD

Loyal and obedient, six-year-old Ping Pong became disabled following a car accident when he was younger. Owner Usa Nisaika has raised the Hero of our story since he was born.

Usa says, despite only having the use of three of his legs, he still helps attend to the cattle in the field. He has been described as “the best dog ever”.

Since the wonderful rescue, Ping Pong was filmed enjoying the love and admiration of his local community. Locals agree, “He’s loved by the entire village. It’s amazing he found the baby.”

This story was curated mostly from The Guardian, as well as other unnamed sources.



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