Last April, rescuers from the Delta Animal Shelter found a small dog who had cruelly been abused by her owner and left with two broken legs, broken ribs, and a stomach full of carpet.
The shelter’s team wasn’t sure she’d survive, yet she made a stunning recovery, found herself a loving forever home, and has now even become a rescuer herself after saving the life of a freezing, abandoned toddler this past Monday. “About 11 am this morning, Peanut started going crazy at our house,” Peanut’s new owner said about the morning their rescue dog became the rescuer.
“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,” the woman said.
“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,” Peanut’s proud owner wrote. “The child is fine and is well and is in good hands as we speak,” said Deputy Steve Kositzky. “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.”
“She has been such a blessing to us, and now to others,” the owner said. “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.”
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