Dog starts acting strangely and runs into woods: Owner spots life-threatening situation and calls 911

Some people shouldn’t be allowed to have animals. It’s why so many dogs are abused and neglected and end up in shelters around the world.

Fortunately, though, there are also people out there who do everything in their power to take care of animals in need. They help cats and dogs find loving families; help them to learn to trust people again.

Peanut is a 3-year-old dog who was saved from her former owner back in 2016. When she entered Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba, Michigan, she was in bad shape.

She had two broken legs, a stomach full of carpet and several broken ribs. Not exactly the best start to life…

Fortunately, though, Peanut recovered and was adopted by a loving family.

But it’s not every day you hear about a rescue dog who becomes the rescuer.

One day Peanut started acting strange. She ran out of her house and no one could understand what had gotten into her. But soon they understood why, and now she’s being hailed as a hero by people across the United States.

Peanut’s owners were so proud of her actions that they wrote a letter to Delta Animal Shelter, where they adopted her, and let the staff and volunteers there know what had happened.

The letter read:

“Dear Shelter,

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 11 a.m. 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.

A phone call to 911

“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. 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.”

The little girl was soon identified as a resident of the neighborhood. When the authorities found her parents, they were stunned by the unsafe and unsanitary conditions the girl lived in. And as if that wasn’t enough, the girl also had a sister living in the house.

Both girls were taken into custody by Child Services.

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Posted by Delta Animal Shelter on Monday, March 20, 2017

How lucky that Peanut found the little girl that day! If she hadn’t, things could’ve turned out very differently for both her and her sister.

Share this article with your animal loving friends to pay tribute to Peanut for her heroic act!