Owner Tries To Suffocate Dog Using Bungee Cord, But Kids Find Her Just In Time

Four brothers – Kenny, Kevin, Andrew, and Kenneth, all aged between 7 and 13, have always been selfless do-gooders in their Detroit neighborhood.

But when they decided to lend a helping hand to a neighbor moving into a new home, they had no idea this would change their lives forever!

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While carrying boxes into the neighbor’s new home, the brothers noticed a spine-chilling sight in an abandoned house nearby. Someone had tied an abused dog with a bungee cord and left her there to die.

Starvation and hopelessness had rendered the dog depressed, and she had crumbled to the ground like a defeated soul.

It was clear that many locals had ignored the dog’s plight for days, but the brothers were not used to turning a blind eye to the downtrodden.

The boys called the staff at Detroit Pit Crew, and fearlessly reached out to the broken dog.

Despite her soul-crushing experience with her previous owner, the dog’s face lit up as she saw the kids. She wrapped them all in a warm embrace – like she knew she had found her angels!

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The boys took the dog home and named her Sparkles. They fed her and kept her safe till the rescuers arrived and took her to the shelter.

At the shelter, Sparkles’ health improved gradually and she blossomed into the happiest dog ready for a new life!

However, the best part was that this sweet dog infused the brothers with a life-altering awareness about abused, mistreated and homeless dogs.

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Today, the brothers have rescued many other dogs with the help of the rescue. Even on their way to school, they habitually keep an eye out for the suffering creatures in their vicinity.

We have encountered many stories of heroes saving the day, but this one stands out for sure!

Click the video below to watch how the 4 boys rescued Sparkles and discovered their “spark” for rescuing animals.

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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