A former shelter dog once left for dead is now a hero.
Last year, a little mixed breed female pup went into a local Michigan shelter with broken legs, broken ribs and a stomach full of carpet roughly a year ago. When the Delta Animal Shelter staff caught sight of her, they immediately became focused on bringing the little pup back to health.
And now less than a year after Peanut stepped into Delta’s doors, her new family is sharing with the shelter that she has been nothing short of an incredible blessing to the family and the community.
Earlier this week, the small dog reportedly saved a three-year-old girl’s life by leading her owner right to the toddler who was curled up in a ball close to a river.
In a letter sent to the shelter documenting the dog’s progress, the unidentified female owner explained that Peanut, was “going crazy” one morning at the family’s house, adding in that she was “running up and down the stairs barking and yelping.” So the owner had her husband take the small dog outside. When she got out the door, Peanut bolted into an open field.
When the woman’s husband caught up to the dog at the other end of the field by a river, he said she was next to a naked toddler who was scared and shivering from the cold weather.
Her husband then “scooped her up, wrapped her in his sweatshirt, and brought her inside.”
After that “He called 911 and reported the incident. By the time the ambulance and police arrived, the little girl could only say one thing – ‘doggie.'”
“Thanks to Peanut, a little girl’s life was saved today,” the woman stated in the letter.
In addition to that, she also said, “(Peanut) has been such a blessing to us, and now to others. Words cannot express how grateful we are that we have Peanut in our lives and how amazing she is. She is a part of our family now and thanks to wonderful people like you at the shelter, she is alive. Without her, not only would she have been gone from this world, but the life of this little girl might have been taken as well.”
Even though the woman has not come forward, the local sheriff’s office confirmed the story is true and said that the young girl is now doing ok and has been removed from her parent’s home. In addition to that, officers told Associated Press that, another child was found in the home and also has been removed due to the “unsafe and unsanitary living conditions.”
The Delta Animal Shelter first shared the dog’s image with the letter earlier this week. Since then, more than 3,000 people have shared the story.
(H/T: Detroit Free Press)
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