Friday, March 24, 2017

Abused shelter dog is now a hero

When Petunia (shown below) came to the animal shelter in Delta County, Michigan, she was suffering from two broken legs, several broken ribs, and a stomach full of carpeting. Her owners were arrested and convicted of animal cruelty. Under care at the shelter, Petunia recovered health and was adopted into a loving home, where she's known as Peanut. But she never lost her sensitivity to suffering. On a recent Friday morning, Peanut seemed to go crazy, running around the house trying to get out. After being let outside, Peanut raced into the fields surrounding her new home. Peanut's dad chased after her, and found she had stopped in front of a 3-year-old naked girl who was curled up in a ditch and shivering. It was 32 degrees outside.

Peanut's dad scooped up the infant, wrapped her in his sweatshirt, and brought her back to the house before calling 911. When the ambulance arrived, the little girl could only say one thing, "doggie." She was not injured, but child protective services found the child's home and removed her and her sister after the dwelling was deemed "unsafe and unsanitary." Peanut is enjoying the good life, and is known around Delta County as a hero.

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