Cancer-fighting dog becomes hero in Minnesota

On Easter Sunday, a three-legged dog undergoing cancer treatment came to rescue a baby otter in St. Croix River in Lakeland, Minnesota.

The ‘lucky’ and ‘kind’ Goldendoodle named Gus – who has a back leg amputated due to a cancerous tumor – jumped into the chilly river to retrieve the abandoned young otter and took the animal to his owner and her granddaughters, Lucy and Ella.

Cleo Young, Gu’s owner, said, “He came ashore and had something in his mouth, and it turned out to be a very small otter.”

Ella describes the otter as “cute” and says the otter cub was “almost curled up in a ball” when it was taken out of the water.

“I held him for a while, they tried to find his mother, but we couldn’t,” Lucy added what happened after Gus landed the otter.

After failing to locate the little otter’s mother, the family rushed the otter pup to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC).

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