We often think of football players as big, tough guys who like to smash things, but NFL star Peyton Manning just proved that many of these “tough guys” have big hearts too!
The story begins at the Neshoba County Fair in Mississippi.
While visiting the fair on vacation, some animal rescuers from the Animal Rescue Fund of MS discovered a tiny little puppy that had been abused by some of the carnival workers.
The two-pound puppy was being kept in a garbage bag with a rope tied tightly around her neck. She was covered in fleas and infested with parasites.
Thankfully, the rescuers were able to get her away from her cruel owners and take her to a vet clinic where she was cleaned up, fed good quality food for the first time in her life, and placed with a loving foster family.
Once she was healthy enough, the little dog was put up for adoption. That’s when the Manning family found her.
Peyton, his wife, Ashley, and their seven-year-old twins, Mosley and Marshal, immediately fell in love with the little pup and decided to take her home. Instead of living in fear and pain inside a garbage bag, she will be living the high life, doted on by a whole family who loves her.
“She is now a Manning and will live life large with this superstar family,” the rescue organization announced in a Facebook post.
We cannot think of a better ending to this story! We’re so happy this sweet dog has found such a wonderful forever home!
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