By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – You may know Peyton Manning, the legendary former NFL quarterback, but it’s also a local dog.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ended Extended Jobless Benefits, Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
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.READ MORE: Hundreds March Through Pittsburgh In Solidarity With Palestine
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.MORE NEWS: 'A Solemn Day For A Solemn Ride': Local Police Honor Fallen Officers With Memorial Ride