March 22, 2017 | 9:55am
That’s one top dog.
An abused shelter dog with a “sixth sense” left quite an impression on her new owners after finding a naked toddler in a ditch in Michigan last week, prompting the removal of two girls from their “unsafe and unsanitary” home.
The dog, Petunia, was dropped off at the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba last April with two broken legs, a “belly full of carpet” and broken ribs. Recovered and renamed Peanut, the dog — whose last owner was convicted of animal abuse — was recently adopted and given a new chance at life before she saved two others, according to a Facebook post by shelter officials.
“She was running up and down the stairs, barking and yelping,” the dog’s new owner wrote to the shelter. “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.”
Peanut then dashed outside at “full speed” into a field behind the couple’s home, where the man 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.”
The couple then called police to report the dog’s “sixth sense” discovery as they waited with the unidentified girl, who only had one thing to say as they waited for authorities to arrive: “Doggie.”
“Thanks to Peanut, a little girl’s life was saved today,” the post continued. “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.” …
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