Three-legged dog battling cancer rescues baby otter from Minnesota river

A three-legged dog battling cancer in Minnesota came to the rescue of a baby otter by jumping into a river to save it.

 A three-legged canine struggling with most cancers in Minnesota got here to the rescue of a infant otter by using leaping into a river to retailer it.

On its Facebook page, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota stated Gus the Goldendoodle jumped into the St. Croix River to rescue the younger river otter.

According to Fox News affiliate KMSP, Gus has been combating cancer. His proprietor in no way notion he'd be in a position to swim once more after his again proper leg was once amputated final February due to tumors being found.

But that did not cease him from coming to the rescue of a infant otter on April 17, CBS News affiliate WCCO reported.

KMSP pronounced that Gus' proprietor Cleo Young and her two grandchildren watched as the canine swam out about 50 toes into the water and then got here again onto land to drop the child otter at their feet.

Young washed off the otter included in sand and rushed it to the flora and fauna rehabilitation center, WCCO reported.

"The otter is a good deal too young to be in the water - it need to nevertheless be in the den with its mom," the crew said. "Having no notion the place the den is, how a ways the little man traveled, the otter has been admitted for rehabilitation."

The flora and fauna officers stated the first 36 hours have been pretty regarding due to the fact he was once bloodless to the touch, and they have been undecided if he used to be struggle pneumonia.

But the crew stated the otter is doing nicely now.

WCCO pronounced that he used to be transferred to any other rehabilitation core for greater care.

“Kudos to Gus and his high-quality owners, Cleo and John, for saving this younger otter’s life," the natural world crew said.