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23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

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Animal lovers are usually serious when they say they love aminals more than they love people. After all, animals don’t judge us as humans do. Nor do they care about how we look or how much money we earn, and because of this unwavering loyalty owners will often be biased and tell you their cute fluffball is the best thing since sliced bread.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

However, these awe-inspiring animals proved that they are more than worthy of such praise. Here are 23 extraordinary stories of heroic animals who made headlines around the world.

1. Fighting Like Cats and Dogs

While out collecting firewood with his golden retriever Angel, a cougar caught this young boy unaware and launched itself at him in an attempted attack.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

Fortunately for him, his loyal dog threw herself in the way and took the big cat on. A nearby police constable came rushing to the fracas and fired upon the cat before it could fatally harm either Angel or her owner.

2. Pouncing On Trouble

While walking around her neighbourhood, Cherry Woods was attacked by two pit bulls. Her husband tried to help get the dogs off of her but was unsuccessful until their cat Lima pounced on the dogs with claws drawn and hissing wildly.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

Distracting the dogs gave Cherry and her husband enough time to make a quick exit and call the authorities.

3. Not Horsing Around

Whilst tending to a baby calf, Fiona Boyd was attacked by the calf’s thousand-pound mother who felt threatened and was defending her territory.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

After being rolled over by the cow, Fiona’s horse Kerry came to the rescue by galloping up and kicking the cow with its hind legs, after which Fiona escaped with minimal damage.

4. Heart Thumper

When Simon Stegall fell into a diabetic coma whilst lying on the sofa, his wife Victoria thought he was just sleeping but their giant bunny Dory felt otherwise and jumped up onto Simon’s chest and proceeded to lick his ears and tap on his chest as though trying to wake him and it was at this point Victoria realized something was wrong.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

Seeking immediate medical attention, everything worked out okay, in the end, thanks to the clever rabbit’s heroics.

5. Fetch!

Whilst out walking along the Welsh coast, Penny the dog and her owner Brenda Owens noticed a wheelchair in the water.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

Just a few feet away a woman was bobbing unconscious, and so, on the command of Brenda, Penny jumped in and brought the woman back to safety.

6. A Wild Ride

Eight-year-old Amber Mason loved riding on Ningnong the elephant whilst on holiday in Thailand with her family. One morning, when she was taking one of her many rides on the elephant’s back, it charged up the beach to higher ground just before a tsunami hit the beach.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

The knowing elephant had saved Amber’s life and reunited her with her mother at the same time.

7. Bull That Took A Bullet

Pitbull Kilo was at the brunt of a vicious attack when a home invader tried to force his way into the house of his owner Becker.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

Trying to force his way into the house, Kilo attacked the man only to be shot in the skull at close range. Fortunately, the attacker was scared off and Kilo received the medical attention that saved his life.

8. Snack Saviour

When choking on an apple, Debbie Parkhurst tried to, unsuccessfully, perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on herself.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

No one else was around except her golden retriever Toby. Seeing that Debbie was in distress, Toby knocked her off her feet, then proceeded to jump on her chest until she spat out the apple. What a clever pup.

9. Ape Escape

When a young boy fell 18 feet into a gorilla enclosure, the keepers thought that the territorial creatures could cause a problem as they typically become quite aggressive when their living area is encroached upon.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

However, mother Binti Jua scooped up the boy and cradled him gently, taking him to the entrance of the enclosure and handed him over when keepers came to get the boy.

10. Lifeguard Dog

Chi Ch, the chihuahua, went nuts one afternoon while on vacation at the beach. Pulling the chair, he was leashed to towards the beach and yapping wildly his owners noticed two people where he was looking and they were being pulled out to sea by the riptide.

23 Heroic Stories Of Animals That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

Rushing to help them, they managed to haul them to safety only to find their pet fast asleep when they returned.

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