We always say that a dog is a man’s best friend. This is usually not believed for pitbull dogs.
This is the story of Penny, a pitbull dog who stayed by the girl’s side when she was lost until the last moments of finding the missing girl for 2 days.
In the act of instinctual love, the dog refused to abandon two-year-old Charlee Campbell when she wandered off into the woods. Campbell’s family is now hailing Penny as a hero.
Charlee Campbell disappeared in the woods for 48 hours in Kentucky and was found only after a 48-hour search by the authorities.
Penny is now being treated like a heroine because she stayed by Charlee’s side until she was found by the authorities so that nothing would happen to her.
The girl’s grandmother says: “This is our hero right here. When my dog didn’t come home, and my baby wasn’t home, she wouldn’t leave that baby until she got here.
“I can’t even explain how happy I am that this baby is home because I love her more than anything in this world.”
The dog arrived at the house shortly before the authorities discovered the girl’s location.
“Charlee’s amazing survival story continued tonight when she walked up on a porch on Roy Layne Road this evening,” read the update on the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.
“The homeowners realized who she was and contacted the authorities. Ironically, her dog returned home on its own a few minutes prior to Charlee approaching the homeowners.”
Brown, the resident who found Charlee, said: “I saw the dirt all over her, and she had left in her hair, and I opened the door, and I said, ‘Are you Charlee?’
“And she handed me this bottle. And I said, ‘Are you Charlee?’. She didn’t answer me. She wouldn’t say anything.”
Charlee was sent to the hospital immediately after he was found to check for injuries. Fortunately, aside from being dehydrated and suffering from tick bites, she appears to be no worse for wear after her two-day stint in the woods.
An investigation is set to take place into her disappearance, with Child Protective Services now involved.
We all ask: What have we done as humans to deserve dogs in our lives?