Former shelter dog finds – and saves – a lost 3-year-old girl

A lost 3-year old girl was found and rescued through the help of a former shelter dog, Peanut. Isn’t that amazing?

It’s simply awesome how an adopted dog from the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba, Michigan managed to lead her new owners to where a lost little girl was.

Story goes that Peanut, an adopted canine, has gone crazy inside the house running up and down the stairs, barking and yelping, a woman said in a letter sent to the Shelter. It was also mentioned that the dog alerted the husband to go outside into the field behind their house. Upon reaching the spot where the dog prompted him to go, he was surprised to see a naked shivering girl right there before his very eyes.

The husband wrapped her in his sweatshirt, lifted her up, and ran inside the house. They then called 911 to report the incident. The little girl could hardly speak and could only say one remarkable thing – “doggie.”

The Delta County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to ABC News that a 3-year-old girl was found without clothes on. The officials attempted to find the parents by knocking on every door nearby. Fortunately, they were able to locate her family, as per a statement on the department’s Facebook page.

“We have a lieutenant who was on scene and said it was the worst house he’s seen in his career, condition-wise,” Sheriff Edward Oswald said in an interview with ABC News; referring to the family’s abode.

The child is now under the custody of the Child Protective Services.

“Thanks to Peanut, a little girl’s life was saved today. She has been such a blessing to us, and now to others. 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,” an excerpt taken from the wife’s letter addressed to the Shelter Facebook page

Peanut’s owner, whose  identity wasn’t disclosed by the Shelter due to ongoing Police investigation, cannot express how grateful they are of having Peanut in their lives.

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