We dare say that when we first heard this amazing story of a hero pup, we thought it was too good to be true!
But numerous sources report the same thing – that a rescue dog named Peanut saved the life of an abused 3-year-old girl.
Delta Animal Shelter, which is in Michigan in the US, first took in little Peanut when she was known as Petunia, after she was found mistreated, with broken legs and ribs last year.
Eventually, she found a loving family to adopt her, and Petunia’s life changed forever (as did her name).
But, as Peanut’s owners wrote in a letter to the shelter, the special addition to the family surprised everyone one day when suddenly she began going crazy – and ended up on an unexpected rescue mission.
Here’s the letter in full, as shared on Facebook:
“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 girls 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.”
Well, isn’t that just incredible?
Delta County police in Michigan confirmed the amazing tale in a Facebook statement – where they noted that this poor little girl was left in freezing temperatures.
They also confirmed that, thanks to Peanut and his owners, the child and her sibling were removed from harm’s way and are now being taken care of elsewhere ?
Way to go, Peanut ?
Images: Facebook/Delta Animal Shelter