When a dog formerly named Petunia was rescued, she was suffering from broken legs, ribs, and a stomach full of carpet. Her former owner was convicted of animal abuse and fortunately, she was rescued by Delta Animal Shelter and then adopted into a loving home.
On March 17, 2017, the 2-year-old dog now named Peanut, began barking uncontrollably while inside her home in Escanaba, Michigan. According to Delta Animal Shelter’s Facebook page, Peanut would not stop running up and down the stairs barking and yelping. She alerted her owner that she wanted to go outside and when she was let out, she ran full speed ahead to the field behind their house. Her owner followed her only to discover a naked three-year-old 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.
Michigan’s Delta County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the story in a news statement and credited Peanut to alerting her owner of the child’s presence.
The little girl was not injured and was transported to a nearby hospital for tests, while deputies attempted to find her parents. Further investigation found them, and as it turned out, the child’s former home was unsafe and had very unsanitary living conditions.
The sheriff’s office reported, “Child Protective Services was contacted, and the found girl along with another young female were eventually removed from the residence.”
Thankfully Peanut had a “sixth sense, ” and if it were not for her incessant barking, the little girl might not have been discovered. Peanut was abused in her past life, but it didn’t stop her from becoming a heroic little dog.
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