Dog frozen to the ground gets a new home
An anonymous tip led the Sheriff’s department to a rural location in Indiana on a sub-zero night.
There they found four dogs left out in the cold. Peanut, a Sheltie mix, was frozen to the earth. His feet, stomach and tail were frozen by his own feces. He also had an infestation of fleas and was malnourished. It took about a half hour to get him free.
Predictably once the story got out, over 100 people from Australia to Los Angeles wanted to adopt Peanut, the dog who was frozen to the ground.
But here is the best part of the story
Local residents Carol and Keith Fitch just happened to be at the shelter looking for a dog to adopt. They just happened to be in a room when Peanut just happened to walk in.
… it was love at first sight for the little survivor. Carol Fitch described her husband's reaction when he first saw Peanut: " Keith says “that's the dog I want."
They didn’t know that Peanut was a celebrity dog who had attracted worldwide attention. They didn’t care about any sad back story. They just knew that Peanut was the dog they wanted to bring into their lives.
Sometimes life just works out that way.
Peanut’s former owners, George Kimmel, 50, and Dorothy Kimmel, 55, of Dubois County, Indiana will be charged with animal cruelty.