An adorable little rescue dog named Peanut is being hailed as a hero after her “sixth sense” led to the rescue of a neglected 3-year-old girl.
Peanut’s owners suspect that she developed this “sixth sense” after years living in an abusive home. When rescuers from the Delta Animal Shelter in Michigan first found Peanut, she had multiple broken bones and a belly full of carpet. Her owner was found and convicted of animal abuse, and Peanut was adopted by the loving family. That family now credits her with saving a child’s life.
Peanut’s new mom wrote a letter to the shelter telling the tale of Peanut’s incredible heroism:
I must share a heartfelt story about how wonderful our little Peanut has been! She has truly been a blessing to our family and we love having her around. 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. However, I think she still has some “sixth sense” about her past life that she has carried with her.
Today, Peanut was responsible for saving the life of a 3 year old little girl. About 11am 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 said he could hear her running around upstairs but didn’t understand why. 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. He scooped her up, wrapped her in his sweatshirt, and brought her inside. 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. 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.
The Sheriff’s office tracked down the child’s home and found that she and a sibling were living in was “unsafe and unsanitary living conditions.” Thanks to Peanut, the girl and her sibling have been removed from the home by Child Protective Services and are now getting the care and attention they need.
“The child is fine, and is well, and is in good hands as we speak,” said Deputy Steve Kositzky, one of the officers who responded to the 911 call. “There was one other child that was located in the home and that child was removed as well and to my knowledge both those children are together in a foster care type home.”
This underdog may have gotten a rough start in life, but now her story is touching hearts across the world.