Watch CBS News

Quarterback Peyton Manning Calls To Check Up On Local Dog That Shares His Name

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - You may know Peyton Manning, the legendary former NFL quarterback, but it's also a local dog.

Peyton is recovering after a run-in with a bear.

Tim Stradling's nine-year-old Maltese Terrier "Peyton Manning" sadly lost his leg after being attacked by a bear in his yard.

The attack happened near Armbrust Wesleyan Chuch in Mt. Pleasant on Monday night.

However, after hearing about the attack, Peyton Manning - the quarterback - called Stradling to check up on the dog that shares his name.

According to a report in the Trib, Manning and Stradling talked for about ten minutes.

Manning then promised he'd send a gift to the Stradling family.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the pooch.

EMERGENCY COMPONENT - LOCAL

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.