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Scarred by scalding, Amazing Grace now training to help others

Amazing Grace has come a long way, but her scars will never fade. Amazing Grace has come a long way, but her scars will never fade.
MANY, LA (KSLA) -

Amazing Grace has come a long way since June, when she suffered third-degree burns at the hands of a 12-year-old boy who dumped scalding hot water on her back.

Now, the rescued pup has an entirely new life. "She'll go with fire departments when they do their presentation to schools and teach kids how to stop drop and roll, she'll be doing some anti bullying training in schools. She'll teach kids how to back up and walk away and she'll walk backwards and turn the other cheek," says the woman who adopted her, Sally Warnhoff.

Warnhoff says Grace is also spending her days training to visit hospitals to "just lay in bed with people and be with kids and adults who have been burn injured."

"We didn't want to put her down when she came in, and a lot of shelters probably would have, because there was a lot of care involved getting her," says Lisa Butler with the Sabine Parish Humane Society. "But she's an amazing story."  Grace spent her recovery at the humane society, where Butler and other helped save her life.

"She was burned, and bullied, and healed, and the healing happened really down here in Many, Louisiana," Warnhoff says.

Grace took a break from training in Illinois this week for a reunion with the people who saved her life in Many. "She's going to help people, especially kids that have been burned, it's really an inspiration. I think that she can show children what happened to her and she still loves everyone, and it just makes us really happy, and we're so proud of Amazing Grace," Butler says.

Amazing Grace has a Facebook page. Warnhoff is using it to get the message out about what she will be doing and when she will be available for school and hospital visits. "I hope her story teaches people that if somebody bullies you don't let it get you down and don't hold grudges, like a dog. You know they love everybody."

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