PETA honors Charleston pooch who sniffed out abusive babysitter

PETA honors Charleston pooch who sniffed out abusive babysitter

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A now-famous Charleston pooch who tipped off his owners to abuse by a babysitter last year will be honored by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

PETA announced Monday they will be sending their "Heroic Mutt Award" to Killian, the family dog of Benjamin, Hope, and Finn Jordan.

Killian’s parents became suspicious of their babysitter after the dog acted agitated and aggressive when the toddler Finn’s babysitter would arrive. After being recorded by a hidden iPhone, the babysitter confessed and is now serving a jail term of three years and has been registered as a child abuser.

The story, first brought to you by Live 5 News Investigative Reporter Harve Jacobs, has since gone viral on social media and websites for animal lovers.

"Dogs are more than our best friends—as Killian demonstrated, they're our family members, our protectors, and our heroes," said PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. "PETA hopes Killian's tenacity and care will inspire people to head to their local animal shelter because they're all full of lovable, wonderful mutts just like Killian."

The Heroic Mutt Award includes a doggie bag containing an eco-friendly squeaky toy, a Nylabone, a comfy harness to wear on walks, and a box of vegan dog treats.

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