Couple finds abandoned newborn with her umbilical chord attached after noticing a blanket with two little feet moving

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A Texas couple sprang into action as soon as they noticed an abandoned newborn with her umbilical chord still attached while walking on a trail Saturday morning.

Daniela Fedele said she and her husband were strolling along Casa Martin Drive in Katy, Texas when they noticed a towel on the ground.

Her three-year-old daughter started to ride her bike toward it - before Fedele said she realized something was moving underneath.

'I noticed two little feet moving and then my husband was right behind me with the dogs and I yelled to my husband and I'm like, "Oh my God, a baby, a baby,"' Fedele recounted to KHOU.

'And then my husband [says] like, "Call 911, call 911," and that's what we did.'

Daniela Fedele recounted how she and her husband found a newborn on the side of a walking path Saturday morning

Daniela Fedele recounted how she and her husband found a newborn on the side of a walking path Saturday morning

Harris County Sheriff's deputies said they received the call at around 9am and rushed to the scene.

Meanwhile, Fedele and her husband tried to keep the infant safe.

Surveillance footage showed the couple running towards the baby with their dogs and Fedele's husband grabbing it.

'Once my husband went ahead and picked up the baby, he found the nearest, like tree, right there at the house down the street. He found a little shade,' Fedele said.

They then waited until deputies from the Harris County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene and handed the infant over, telling officials they saw a man running away.

The baby girl was then transported to a local hospital, where she was listed in good condition, according to KHOU.

The two immediately called 911 and held the infant under a tree for shade

The two immediately called 911 and held the infant under a tree for shade

They handed the newborn over to authorities, and she was brought to a local hospital

They handed the newborn over to authorities, and she was brought to a local hospital

Authorities now credit Fedele and her husband with saving the newborn's life.

'The two witnesses that were thankfully walking on the trail with their daughter and their dogs were a blessing,' said Sgt. Juan Garcia, who works in the Child Abuse Unit.

'The baby was a newborn... still had, you know, fresh placenta on the baby, so it was freshly born this morning,' he noted.

Fedele says she can't get the image out of her head, as she wonders how somebody could abandon their baby.

'I was shocked, I was mad, I was upset,' she said of finding the newborn, adding that there are options.

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'You can drop it off at a fire station, a police station, a hospital, I don't know... but don't leave the baby.'

Police say cases of people abandoning infants are rare, and are now looking for a man they believe dumped the baby.

He is described as a young Hispanic or white male, with a slim build and a fair complexion. He was wearing a black shirt and possibly gray pants at the time of the abandonment.

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