Police in Chile say that they have rescued an extremely malnourished two year old boy who was found being breastfed by a neighbor’s dog.
Authorities say that a witness saw the dog feeding the boy on Thursday inside a mechanic’s workshop.
Police reported that the mother showed up to the hospital and was highly intoxicated, but officers did not arrest the woman. According to authorities, the child was not considered physically harmed.
Authorities from the hospital reported that the boy suffered from severe child neglect and that he was not only malnourished but also had a skin infection and lice.
After the boy was released from a local hospital is in the care of child welfare authorities.
A court hearing has been scheduled for the family in late September.