I know keeping dogs on leashes is designed to prevent them from running into traffic and straight-up MAULING people. But in this case a dog off-leash actually saved a LIFE.
On Wednesday, a guy in Birmingham, England named Roger Wilday was walking his German Shepherd Jade through a park, WITHOUT a leash. And at some point, the dog ran off into the bushes and wouldn't come back when he called her.
So Roger walked over to the bushes, looked down . . . and saw her sitting next to a bag with a newborn BABY in it.
She was only a day old, and only had HOURS to live out there in the elements. But she's currently in the hospital, and her doctors say she'll be fine.
Police say she'd been abandoned, and are releasing photos of her, hoping to find the mother or someone who knows who the parents might be. But for now, they're nicknaming the little girl "Baby Jade" . . . after the dog that saved her life.