COPY-Kennett boy comes to aid of wounded dog

KENNETT, Mo. (AP) - A young southeast Missouri boy is getting high praise for going out of his way to help an injured dog.

KFVS-TV ( ) reports that Hayden Sando of Kennett was heading to church with his family Sunday when he noticed a wounded puppy in the road. Hayden and his mother found an off-duty police officer at their church.

The dog - a 14-week-old Great Pyrenees - was taken to a veterinary clinic, where it was diagnosed with a broken leg and other health problems.

The next day, Hayden emptied his piggy bank and gave all of his money - $20 - to help care for the dog.

Kennett Humane Officer Tina Petix is asking for additional donations to help pay for nursing the dog back to health.

Information from: KFVS-TV,

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