Former Rescue Dog Returns the Favor and Saves 3-Year-Old Girl Stuck in the Woods
Lifestyle| | By Margo Gothelf
Meet former rescue dog Peanut — who is being called a hero for saving a little girl.
The Delta Animal Shelter saved the 1-year-old dog last year after the puppy was found with several broken bones and a stomach full of carpet. After some rehabilitation and love from the shelter, a family in Michigan adopted Peanut and gave her a forever home.
Peanut is now returning the favor and doing some rescuing on her own. Peanut’s owners wrote to the Delta Animal Shelter to share the heroic act.
“Today, Peanut was responsible for saving the life of a 3-year-old little girl,” Peanut’s owner wrote. “About 11 a.m. this morning, Peanut started going crazy at our house. She was running up and down the stairs, barking and yelping. She then went and got my husband, who was in the garage working on some projects, and alerted him that she wanted to go outside. … He let her outside, where 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, 3-year-old girl curled up in a ball.”
Peanut’s owners then took the girl inside and they called an ambulance. At the hospital, the little girl was found to be uninjured, but living in “unsafe and unsanitary conditions.”
The Michigan Police also released a statement that read, “Child Protective Services was contacted and the found girl along with another young female were eventually removed from the residence.”
Thankfully, rescue dog Peanut’s sixth sense kicked in and she was able to save the day.
“Thanks to Peanut, a little girls life was saved today,” her owner wrote on Facebook. “She 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 continued, “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.”
See the full letter below.