A two-year-old girl from Louisville, Kentucky went missing for almost two days. With her was her faithful pit bull, who her family and the local residents believed was responsible for keeping her safe.
Charlee Campbell went into the woods near the house of her grandparents one Thursday morning and did not return home. She was with her dog, Penny, when she got lost.
The Campbell family reported the incident to the authorities, and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office began a search for the little girl. Local residents also did their part in searching for Charlee. However, nobody found her.
Fearing the worst for their granddaughter, Charlee’s grandparents were both surprised and overjoyed when they got a call from the sheriff’s office Friday night saying the girl had been found. What’s even more surprising was at around the same time Charlee was found, Penny turned up at the Campbell residence.
When she saw Penny, Charlee’s grandmother knew her granddaughter was somewhere close. She was right. As it turned out, Penny went to the porch of a neighbor who lived less than a mile away. The owner of the house recognized her clothes from the news, and he immediately informed the authorities.
The house owner, Wayne Brown, said he was praying for Charlee’s safe return when she walked into his porch. Earlier, Brown had volunteered to look for the girl because he lost a brother when he was young. His brother got lost in the woods and had drowned in the river.
Finding Charlee gave him so much relief that she could be reunited with her family. The two-year-old girl appeared to be fine save for tick bites and dehydration. This was excellent news, especially when coyotes and snakes abound in the woods.
Charlee’s grandparents believed Penny never left her side the whole time. They also thought Penny guided the girl to the neighbor’s house and, after seeing she was out of danger, returned home.
The protective and loyal pit bull was considered a hero for what she had done. The Campbell family rewarded her with extra treats for keeping Charlee safe.
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