Peanut was rescued as a puppy last year by the Delta Animal Shelter, in Michigan, after she'd been found with multiple broken bones caused by her previous family. Upon being nursed back to health, she was adopted by a loving family. Little could anyone have guessed, however, that an incredible event would result from Peanut's second chance.
This week, the animal shelter shared a letter from Peanut's new mom, detailing the pup's recent act of heroism:
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.
Peanut's dad lifted the girl from the ditch she was in and wrapped her in his sweatshirt to shield her from the freezing temperature. He then carried her inside and called 911.
Fortunately, she was uninjured, but as Peanut's mom wrote, "the little girl could only say one thing - 'doggie.'"