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Heroic dog saves child from abuse

Furry family member’s behaviour reveals US nanny’s child abuse.
By Scott Dunlop

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There are some great reasons to have a dog as a pet with kids around, but one US family is calling their furry friend a lifesaver after the dog’s concern for their baby led to child abuse on the part of their nanny being exposed, reported the Huffington Post.

Warning bells

A US couple grew suspicious after noticing that their dog’s behaviour started changing whenever their nanny of several months came into the house to look after their 7-month-old child. They observed how the pet would become protective of their son and physically aggressive to the nanny. They were alarmed enough by this to place an iPhone under a couch to record what was going on while the nanny was in charge of their child.

What was revealed horrified them: The phone recorded the nanny swearing and slapping their child, whose distressed and pained cries could be clearly heard.

Prison sentence

The recording led to the nanny being sentenced to three years in prison for the abuse. She has also been given a lifetime ban from working with children.

The couple is grateful for their furry friend’s protection of their son, and said that they’re thrilled the abuse was revealed before their son or any other children were killed or injured by the woman.

Here are some top tips on how to get the most out of having a dog as a family pet:

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2013-08-26 12:57

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