(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.

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