Meet Banner, a service dog with a true heart of gold.
Banner doesn’t just help out his human, Whitney Braley with her disability, but she also loves rescuing other animals and need.
Banner is a 3-year-old Husky and was trained by Whitney from a pup to assist her with a number of things:
“She alerts to PTSD episodes, anxiety attacks, migraines, guide work, momentum pull, medication retrieval, self-harm interruption and a few more”
Whitney and Banner both enjoy rescuing animals in need and caring for them:
“We do a lot of rescue, and she’s always attached to kittens. Two years ago I had my first bottle baby kitten that was found in a ditch, and Banner raised her.”
“That particular cat still lives with us but she’s fostered at least ten different liters of kittens over the years. This is the first time SHE found something like this.”
Recently though, Banner found 7 newborn kittens, barely a day old in a sealed cardboard box in the woods.
She immediately alerted Whitney and then led her through the woods straight to the box.
Banner opened the box and picked up the kittens with her mouth, one by one and took them to safety.
“Someone must have just put them into a cardboard box, closed the lid tight and left them there to die.”
“They probably thought that no one would ever discover them. I don’t even know how Banner knew they were in there. The kittens were freezing and weren’t meowing or anything.”
“It makes me sick that anyone could do that to these tiny innocent animals. It’s so cruel and heartless.”
Banner has never left the kittens side, ever since the moment they were found, he is like their new adopted mother.
“I got her spayed around 1.5 years old, but she’s very maternal”