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(NBC NEWS) -- A newborn was hospitalized Wednesday after someone discarded her on a curb
outside an apartment complex in northwest Harris County.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office said they responded to a 911 call made at
7 p.m. Tuesday.
Officials said a resident of the complex was walking her dogs when she
discovered the newborn female wrapped inside a plastic grocery bag near a fence.
The pets picked up on a scent coming from the bag.
Cy Creek Fire and Rescue responded to scene and said the infant was in good
condition and breathing on her own.
The child still had about 3 inches of her umbilical cord attached, said
"The infant is alive, appears in good health," said Sgt. Gordon Trott of the
Harris County Sheriff's Office. "Somebody had already cleaned up the child
before placing the child on the curb."
Investigators said they are perplexed because Texas law allows anyone to drop
off a newborn at a hospital or fire station with no questions asked and no legal
As they look for the mother, they are hailing the woman who found the child
as a hero.
"If it had not of been for the resident that came out to walk her dogs, that
child may have laid there all night, possibly would've died," said Trott.
The infant was transported to Texas Children's Hospital for observation and
By Krister Rollins, KPRC