An abused dog that was adopted from a shelter has become a hero after helping rescuers locate a young girl.
In one of the most remarkable doggy hero stories we have read about in a while, this little pup’s first act after coming home with his new family was to save the Michigan toddler who was found naked in the woods. You are going to be blown away by this story when you read it.
Peanut had been living in a Delta County, Michigan shelter after being saved from a life of abuse.
But soon after being adopted by a loving new family, the abused dog became a town hero. Shortly after 11AM on Friday, March 17, Peanut started freaking out.
On the Delta Animal Shelter Facebook page, her new doggie momma said Peanut “started going crazy at our house. She was running up and down the stairs, barking and yelping.”
Soon, Peanut ran out into the garage where the husband was working on a project, and began to indicate that she wanted to go outside. Really badly.
“He let her outside and she went barreling into the field behind our house at full speed. My husband followed her and to his surprise, he found a naked, shivering, three year old girl curled up in a ball barely alive. The little girl was barely hanging on for her life. By the time the ambulance and police arrived, the little girl could only say one thing: ‘doggie’.”
The unidentified woman’s Facebook post went on to say of Peanut “As you know, her background was so heartbreaking and we are so happy that we were able to take her into our home and give her the love and the family she deserves.”
When she was first brought to the delta Animal Shelter last April, Peanut, then known as “Petunia,” was suffering from two broken legs, a broken ribs, and had eaten carpet, which was lodged in her stomach. Her former owner was charged and convicted of animal abuse, according to the shelter.
After seeing the story on their Facebook page, folks from the shelter commented “Petunia has a great new home with a wonderful family. And this formerly abused dog has now saved the life of a little girl.”
After the girl was rescued, the Delta County Sheriff’s office was able to track down her parents in a door to door search. When they gained entry into their home, they described the living conditions as “unsafe and unsanitary.”
The sheriff’s deputies also found another girl inside the home and placed her in the custody of Child Protective Services, along with the three year old.
They have recommended charges be filed by the prosecutor’s office in this case, although what those charges might include has not been publicly discussed as of yet.
On the day of the rescue, near Rapid River, authorities say that the temperature hovered around freezing.