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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:29 PM

Dogs find newborn girl abandoned in plastic bag in Texas

Child welfare officials have taken custody of a newborn girl who was found abandoned in a plastic grocery bag by passing dogs in Cypress, Texas.

The infant was in good condition at Texas Children's Hospital but was lucky to be alive, doctors and law enforcement officials said.

"If it had not of been for the resident that came out to walk her dogs, that child may have laid there all night (and) possibly would have died," said Harris County sheriff's Sgt. Gordon Trott told NBC station KPRC of Houston.

The girl was found by a fence about 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET) Tuesday near an apartment complex in Cypress, a city of 57,000 about 25 miles northwest of Houston. Overnight low temperatures there have dropped into the low 40s in recent days.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/21/17046293-dogs-find-newborn-girl-abandoned-in-plastic-bag-in-texas?lite

Good doggies! And hopefully this little girl will be taken in eventually by someone who really wants her.

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Reply Dogs find newborn girl abandoned in plastic bag in Texas (Original post)
joeybee12 Feb 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #1
sadbear Feb 2013 #2
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #7
sadbear Feb 2013 #8
Terra Alta Feb 2013 #3
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #4
WolverineDG Feb 2013 #5
Butterbean Feb 2013 #6
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #10
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #9

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:31 PM

1. Alive, and in good condition, thank heaven!

May she find the parents she never had.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:34 PM

2. Finally. Something the warm weather in Texas is actually good for.

I'm happy that it's helped someone here.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:57 PM

7. Summer would have been a different story

I rarely hear of our weather contributing to any good either.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:02 PM

8. Definitely.

I guess luck and timing had a lot to do with it, too.

(I'm not looking forward to this summer.)

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:38 PM

3. Why didn't the mother just drop her off at the hospital

instead of leaving her by a fence in a plastic bag?

I'm glad the baby is alive, and hope she finds a family who will take good care of her.

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:54 PM

4. Do they have Safe Havens in Texas

where a newborn can be dropped off, no questions asked?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:56 PM

5. Yes!! For many years!!

Newborns can be dropped off at fire stations & hospitals, no questions asked. Baby Moses law.

Ironically, Texas was the first state to enact a Baby Moses law, in 1999, according to wikipedia.

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:33 PM

6. Safe haven laws are great, but they only work if they're well advertised and

in many different languages, and make the posters/flyers highly and widely visible. Unfortunately, I think a lot of women don't know about the law, or if they do, they have gross misinformation about it like they will go to jail, etc., etc..

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Response to Butterbean (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:57 PM

10. I agree...I think many if not most are not aware...

Especially if this was a very young woman who was very frightened.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:40 PM

9. Keep on rockin' in the free world

 



There's colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin' their feet
People sleepin' in their shoes
But there's a warnin' sign
on the road ahead
There's a lot of people sayin'
we'd be better off dead
Don't feel like Satan,
but I am to them
So I try to forget it,
any way I can.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away,
and she's gone to get a hit
She hates her life,
and what she's done to it
There's one more kid
that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love,
never get to be cool.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores
and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes
for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people,
says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
got roads to drive.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

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