Top Posts of 2013, #7: Hero Dog Alerts Family to Child Abuse

Written by: Phil Monahan

Young Finn Jordan was saved from further abuse thanks to the family dog.
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[Editor’s Note: During this first full week of 2014, we’re counting down the Top 10 Posts of 2013. We’ll repost two per day, leading up to our announcement of the most-read post, on Friday. So stay tuned all week to see what resonated most with Orvis Dogs readers last year. Here’s #7, about a beloved family dog who went above and beyond to protect a young boy from an abusive babysitter.]

This is an amazing story about a dog’s incredible protective nature, which led to revelations of terrible child abuse. Benjamin and Hope Jordan thought that they were leaving their young son with a reliable babysitter, as they left their home in Charleston, South Carolina, and went off to work every day. But soon, their dog began acting aggressively toward the babysitter, and the Jordans were smart enough to trust that the dog had good reason.

Watch the video report below, and click here for the full story

(It’s frustrating that the news account doesn’t give us any information about the dog.)

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