July 28, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Man walking dog finds abandoned newborn along road

White Cloud, Mich. — A man walking a dog along a west Michigan dirt road found a newborn with her umbilical cord still attached.

Jeff Kopp told the Grand Rapids Press and WOOD-TV he thought the dog was sniffing a rabbit about 10:30 a.m. Monday in White Cloud, about 40 north of Grand Rapids.

Kopp told the TV station he starting yelling when the unclothed baby moved. His wife and daughter held her until police arrived.

Newaygo County sheriff’s Lt. Chad Palmiter said the baby had some scrapes and may have been there for six hours. He said Child Protective Services may petition for custody.

The mother is described as a teen who lives across from where the newborn was found. Palmiter said she and child are in good condition at a hospital.