By: KDKA-TV News Staff

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

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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.

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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.

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A GoFundMe has been set up for the pooch.