A dog formerly named Petunia was brought to Delta Animal Shelter in a bad state. The poor dog had been abused and had multiple broken bones. Thankfully, though, Delta Animal Shelter took care of her and helped her heal.
Then, once she had recovered, the little dog was adopted into her forever home. She was renamed Peanut.
But that wasn’t the end of Peanut’s story. Because this little dog who had gone through so much in her short life was about to become a hero.
One cold March day, the 2-year-old dog started barking uncontrollably while inside her home in Escanaba, Michigan.
Peanut’s personality was usually shy so her behavior was unusual.
According to Delta Animal Shelter’s Facebook page, Peanut was running up and down the stairs barking and yelping.
Peanut then went and alerted her owner that she wanted to go outside. When she was let out, she went barreling into the field behind their house at full speed.
After following her, the man spotted a little girl shivering and curled up into a ball.
“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. She has been such a blessing to us, and now to others,” Peanut’s owner said on the shelter’s Facebook page.
Former Abused Shelter Dog now Local HeroPetunia arrived at the shelter last April with 2 broken legs, a belly full of…
Michigan’s Delta County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the family’s story in a news statement and credited Peanut to alerting her owner of the child’s presence.
According to CBS News, the little girl was not injured and was transported to a nearby hospital for tests, while deputies went door to door in an attempt to find her parents. After further investigation, it turned out that the child’s former home was unsafe and had unsanitary living conditions.
The sheriff’s office posted on Facebook about what happened next:
On 3/17/17 at approximately 11:15am, Deputies from the Delta County Sheriff's Office responded to the Rapid River area…
Everyone involved was thankful for Peanut’s “sixth sense” and if it weren’t for her incessant barking, the little girl may not have been discovered for a while.
Although Peanut was abused in her past life, it didn’t stop her from becoming a heroic little dog.
We’re so glad that Peanut saved the poor little girl, and we hope that the little girl is doing well and has found a better to place to call home.
If you’d like to learn more about Peanut, check out the video below.
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