Earlier this year a six-year-old named Gus was diagnosed with cancer and had to have his leg removed. It’s a tragic beginning to a heartwarming story. Gus was a very active six-year-old until one day while being attended to it was discovered that he had a tumor on his leg and the only option was to have it amputated. After the surgery Gus defied the odds essentially living the life like any six-year-old Goldendoodle. But what makes this story extraordinary is what Gus did just a few months after surgery. Gus lives in Minnesota and was walking along the riverbanks of the St. Croix River with his owners when he noticed something in the water that seemed to be in distress. He jumped into the water to save whatever it was. It turns out it was a baby otter, probably only a few days old. Gus didn’t hesitate despite being down a leg when he jumped in and swam to the rescue. After rescuing the baby otter Gus’ family got the otter to a wildlife rehabilitation center where they tended to the otter, and he survived the harrowing event.
Thanks to the three-legged dog Gus.