(WBZ/Meredith) -- A newborn baby was found alive in a trash can in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.
Within moments of being found, the baby was rushed to the hospital.
Since 2004, the Safe Haven Act of Massachusetts allows a parent to legally surrender newborn infants.
Seven days old or younger at any hospital, police station, or manned fire station without fear of facing criminal prosecution.
This incident is a reminder you can find help.
"This is a story that we don't really often hear. We haven't had any abandonment's in eight years,” said Renee Marcou, a spokesperson for Baby Safe Haven.
Watch the video to learn more.