A Minnesota dog is a hero. The goldendoodle named Gus rescued a tiny baby otter in the St. Croix River. And the story gets better as 6-year-old Gus had a tumor removed and during a routine follow up earlier this year, staff at the University of Minnesota found another, leading them to amputate a back leg. At first Gus’ owners thought he wouldn’t be able to run again, but the amputation hasn’t slowed him down at all.
… And apparently it didn’t stop Gus from being a hero dog when he jumped into the frigid river on Easter and swim far out, seemingly looking for something. He returned to shore with a tiny baby otter in his mouth. The little otter rushed to a wildlife rehabilitation center and will be fine.