The little girl, who has now been named Akanksha, was found naked with her umbilical cord still attached in a field in Chhattisgarh, India.
Shocked locals who stumbled across her claim she could easily have not made it through the night as freezing winter temperatures set in.
The baby’s survival has been named a ‘miracle’ as nearby residents say the stray dogs around the area can be vicious. Local representative Munnalal Patel was heading out to do chores one morning when he heard a baby crying.
He said: ’At 11 in the morning, we saw that there was a newborn baby girl who was crying and lying alongside puppies in our village.
‘We panicked and informed the health department before the newborn was taken to the hospital for further checkup.’
Amazingly, doctors found the little one was completely unscathed. Another local said: ‘It’s possibly the warmth from puppies and their mother itself who had kept this newborn alive.
‘Usually, the temperature dips at night and it’s already December. I must say, it’s her sheer luck.’
Someone named Premnath who lives in the area added: ‘It is a miracle only to find a newborn baby surviving when stray dogs are lurking every now and then at the dead of the night.’