HEROIC ANIMALS WHO RESCUED PEOPLE
Added on: 27th Dec 2016
DOLPHINS SAVED SWIMMERS FROM A SHARK
In 2004, four people were saved in New Zealand from
a great white shark by a pod of dolphins which
swam circles around the swimmers for 40 minutes
until the shark lost interest and swam away.
The swimmers originally thought the dolphins were
just playful, but they quickly realized the dolphins
actually saved them from a 3m (10ft) great
white shark that was trying to get to the group.
LIONS SAVED A GIRL FROM KIDNAPPERS
In 2005, an incredible incident occurred in Ethiopia after a
12-year-old girl was kidnapped by 4 men on her way
home from school. A few days later, the group
encountered 3 lions who chased off the kidnappers
and stayed with the girl without hurting her. When
police finally found her, the predators left. Some
experts suggested the lions may have spared the
girl because her crying may have sounded like the
mewing sound from a lion cub.
A DOG SAVED A MAN FROM DROWNING
Chocolate Labrador named Nanook became a hero after
he noticed a drowning man at Malaga Port in Spain
and pulled his owner to the spot. The man, described
as “thin and in his sixties,” was freezing and close
to drowning and he probably would have died if it
we’re not for Nanook. The lab was later praised
by the port authorities.
A PIG SAVED A WOMAN FROM A HEART ATTACK
In 1998, Jo Ann Altsman had a heart attack while
vacationing in Pennsylvania. Lulu, her daughter’s
pot-bellied pig, ran out of the house and laid down
in the street to stop traffic. The pig tried relentlessly
to get help, returning to the house to check on
Jo Ann, only to rush back to the street for help.
Finally, a man stopped and followed the pig back
to the house, where he found Altsman in pain on the
floor and called the ambulance.
A CAT SAVED A MAN FROM A HOUSE FIRE
Craig Jeeves was sleeping when his house in Melbourne,
Australia caught on fire in 2014. Jeeves would have
probably died in the house if it had not been for
his tabby cat, Sally, who jumped on his head and
started to scream. Jeeves woke up just in time to
escape the house that got completely destroyed
by the fire. Jeeves and his brave cat, whom he
had adopted from a cat house, survived and
suffered no injuries.
A DOG SAVED 92 STRANDED SAILORS
In 1919, a ship called Ethie crashed into rocks, stranding
93 sailors amidst stormy seas. After one of the sailors
was swept out to sea, the crew turned to the ship’s dog,
a Newfoundland named Tang. With a rope in his
mouth, the dog leaped into the water to search for
help. When he reached land, onlookers were amazed
to discover that his jaw was still fastened to the rope.
All 92 of the remaining sailors were pulled to safety
due to Tang’s ceaseless bravery.
A DEER SAVED A WOMAN FROM AN ATTACKER
In February 2012, a young woman was attacked by an
unknown man on her way home from a party in
Oxford, Ohio. The attacker dragged her behind a
building and tried to choke her with her purse straps
when a deer ran out of a nearby bush and scared the
man off. Shocked but not seriously injured, the
woman then returned to the party and called 911.
A BUNNY SAVED A MAN FROM A COMA
A diabetic since childhood, Simon Steggall from Cambridgeshire,
slipped into a coma while watching television. When Dory,
his pet bunny, saw that, she jumped on his chest and
thumped furiously. Simon´s wife Victoria, an ambulance
driver, noticed Dory´s bizarre behaviour, realized what
happened, and called paramedics for help.
A DOG SAVED HIS OWNER FROM CHOKING
Toby, a golden retriever, took home the American Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Dog of the
Year Award in 2007 for saving his owner, Debbie
Parkhurst, from choking to death on an apple in
her home. When it became apparent that she was
choking, the dog leapt hard onto her chest and forced
the lodged morsel to come loose from her throat,
probably saving Debbie´s life.