Manning family adopts puppy rescued from deplorable conditions


JACKSON, Miss. (WTHR) - Peyton Manning's family is getting bigger.

A puppy rescued from abusive conditions at a Mississippi county fair has a new home with the former Colts quarterback and his family.

Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi posted on Facebook Wednesday the two-pound puppy was being kept in a garbage bag and alternately tied up with a rope around her neck when she was found with a carnival worker at the Neshoba County Fair. The dog also was covered in fleas and infected with internal parasites, the rescue said.

A veterinarian was able to clean the dog up, got her on a better diet and put her into foster care with a member of the rescue's board.

"There she was loved and doted on by all, met many friends and neighbors, including Peyton Manning’s family," the group posted.

Later, the rescue updated the post to say the dog, reportedly named "Sunshine" was adopted by the Mannings and "will live life large with this superstar family."

People reported the rescue group thought the Mannings planned to name the puppy "Livvy," because "Omaha" would just be too obvious.

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